Shorts banned in Rio, man opts for skirt

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Shorts banned in Rio, man opts for skirt

Postby Caultron » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:14 am

Courage, conviction, nerve, verve, dash, panache, guts, nuts, balls, gall, élan, stones, whatever. Get some and get skirted.

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Re: Shorts banned in Rio, man opts for skirt

Postby Grok » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:51 am

Looked at a conversion chart....if that is 40.8 C, that works out to about 105 degrees F.

I hadn't been thinking in terms of long skirts, but they do look dignified. Another possibility that comes to mind is a sarong.
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Re: Shorts banned in Rio, man opts for skirt

Postby dillon » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:04 am

105F is hot, even for eastern NC. We hit 100 once or twice each summer, with 70% + humidity, but seldom 105. Would that I could wear a skirt in my work. Once I retire in a few years, things will be different.
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Re: Shorts banned in Rio, man opts for skirt

Postby skirtingtoday » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:34 am

Found the same article - and a picture to go with it.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/back-page/bra ... -1.1642557

Not quite my idea of a "long black skirt"... but it looks good and a lot cooler than a dark pair of trousers. Good for him!
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Re: Shorts banned in Rio, man opts for skirt

Postby pleated » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:28 am

"the skirt proved so comfortable he is thinking of not giving it back to his wife"
Maybe not the best move.
He really ought to buy his own.
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Re: Shorts banned in Rio, man opts for skirt

Postby RichardA » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:32 pm

At 40.8 C I would have gone for a mini skirt
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