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Equality?

Postby Couya » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:55 pm

This morning the mayor of Granada, José Torres Hurtado declared :

"You know, women are all the more elegant the less they wear, and men the more they wear, the smarter they look."

(Ya sabéis que las mujeres, cuanto más desnudas, más elegantes, y los hombres, cuanto más vestidos, más elegantes. )

Equality? Just typical of common double standards.

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Re: Equality?

Postby skirtyscot » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:49 pm

You'd better wear a long skirt next time you go to Granada!
Keep on skirting,

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Re: Equality?

Postby Kirbstone » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:11 am

Yes, and that battered old jacket with the snuff in the right hand pocket! :idea: I suspect the mayor of Granada was only trying to be funny.

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Re: Equality?

Postby Couya » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:28 am

Kirbstone wrote:Yes, and that battered old jacket with the snuff in the right hand pocket!


Sorry I can't quite match your impeccable presentation, Tom. Usually I do my best, but more and more often, I just don't care!

I suspect the mayor of Granada was only trying to be funny.


Unfortunately, I don't think he was. The context was a sort of sports get-together for youngsters, and he was lamenting the fact that the young ladies would all be in shapeless all-enveloping tracksuits.

In any case, look around in any formal situation; the elegant ladies will be on the verge of pneumonia, while the gents will be about to collapse with sunstroke.

Don't you leave those nice photo magasines in your waiting room that invariable show men in black suits accompanied by skimpily clad ... escorts.

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Re: Equality?

Postby Kirbstone » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:27 am

Coming from yersel' that's a very self-effacing statement, Martin. A battered old jacket is in fact impeccaable dress sense, appreciated by Those who Know.

At your incredibly advanced age you might identify with the following:

Relatives of the Deceased consulted with the undertaker about burial shrouds &c. The undertaker showed them his deluxe shrouds and also a cheap & cheerful one.
They opted for a deluxe shroud shunning the cheap one, with the justification that if he were buried in the cheap one 'Shure he'd be out through it in a few weeks!'

An Irish tale...

Tom.

P.S. Re: Waiting room mags: The dreaded H-word weekly gets put there by reception staff, but my contributions are National Geographics and coffee table hardbacks about restored castles and sunken ships & lots in between.
In Germany there was a 'lesezirkel' crowd who provided weeklies, e,g,Stern, Spiegel & other trashier ones but replaced them weekly.

At posh race meetings here there's invariably a 'Ladies' Day' when a lot of money is spent on skimpy outfits totally unsuited to our windy cool climate. The sensible ones wear matching smart coats, a-la Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. The blokes just wear grey suits the whole year round.

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Re: Equality?

Postby dillon » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:02 am

The mayor's statement struck me as very "Latin" and from a male's POV. In general, I would concur, but I have also seen women who would look better in more clothing.
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