You prove my points. You are thinking of this from your perspective. But you already wear skirts. You don’t need convincing. The fact you like to enlighten them is great but again, it’s from your perspective.Faldaguy wrote: ↑Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:05 amYes, I'd mind. I don't like double-speak -- it is a distortion of the truth. To call any skirt a kilt is bull, bunk, balderdash, baloney, doublespeak, drivel, gibberish, hokum, nonsense and unnecessary.
Frankly I rather enjoy the opportunity to enlighten those who complement or inquire about my "kilt" when plainly it is not a kilt but a skirt. I try to make it clear that I'm a man wearing a skirt with a simple: "It is just a skirt" if their comment seems to imply a question; but if they seem to believe it is a kilt (or sometimes I think they are trying to make me feel like a real man) by stating it is a kilt -- then I may get a bit more pedantic!
It is rare man that makes the mention anyway -- usually women. I've mentioned here before about being asked about my 'kilt' by a nurse -- she was a bit speechless when I told her it was just a skirt -- when she closed her mouth again, she said she had to say kilt because she had had men get upset when she named their garment as a skirt, & not a kilt -- even though it clearly was not a kilt.
Nor do I think calling skirts anything but a skirt is going to make two boos of difference in the number of men who take up wearing skirts. If the men are so afraid of wearing a skirt, let them start with a kilt and grow into a skirt when they mature!
The nurse relating the fact men in kilts don’t like it being called a skirt is truth. Do you think it’s because they are true Scotsmen who pronounce it fèileadh or because of the association of skirts as womens wear.
For us to argue kilts are a category of skirts is fine but it’s also the proverbial preaching to the choir. I say let it go. We don’t need to convince anyone on this cafe of the benefits of skirts. We need to make skirt wearing for men palatable for the masses.