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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2011, 12:16:22 pm »
^Yeah, I was thinking that the recent episode of Glee was relevant here! :)

 Yes, I've always understood that a kilt isn't supposed to be called a "skirt."  But, to me, it's a matter of semantics... because, in its physical aspects, clearly a kilt *is* a skirt.  The word "skirt" can clearly be provocative.

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2011, 12:30:21 pm »
The word "skirt" can clearly be provocative.


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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2011, 12:31:57 pm »
Indian wedding dress


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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2011, 12:36:56 pm »
Someone mentioned the movie The Crying Game in another thread. I have to watch that movie again soon to see if I still like it as much as I did back when. I had those lyrics stuck in my head for weeks afterwards....I know all there is to know about the crying game...

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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2011, 01:27:04 pm »
Indian wedding dress

Is that really a dress? I know nothing about its construction, but to me it looks like a coat of some kind worn over trousers.
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2011, 01:35:51 pm »
Yes, I've always understood that a kilt isn't supposed to be called a "skirt."  But, to me, it's a matter of semantics... because, in its physical aspects, clearly a kilt *is* a skirt.  The word "skirt" can clearly be provocative.

Interesting to note that even the edition of Webster's that we currently have in my office actually defines kilt as "a knee-length pleated skirt usu. of tartan. ..."

However, I think I know a number of Celtic purist historical reenactors (many, no doubt, inspired by Braveheart) who would take great exception to that definition. To these people, a kilt is actually a quite long piece of fabric that gets wrapped around the body, and one end of it actually ends up being tossed over the shoulder. Dictionaries and popular usage notwithstanding, to these people a kilt is not something that looks like it should be worn by a Catholic schoolgirl.
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2011, 01:44:42 pm »
I would defer to Kelda, our native expert on all things Scottish, however, Wiki does distinguish between the kilt and the full length garment known as the 'great kilt' which has the over-shoulder portion.  The kilt part IS essentially - a skirt.
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2011, 01:58:33 pm »
I would defer to Kelda, our native expert on all things Scottish, however, Wiki does distinguish between the kilt and the full length garment known as the 'great kilt' which has the over-shoulder portion.  The kilt part IS essentially - a skirt.

 ;D The folks I know generally consider only a great kilt to be a real kilt. And since they're all generally about twice as tall as me and also twice as broad, I'm not about to contradict them!  :laugh:
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2011, 02:00:31 pm »
;D The folks I know generally consider only a great kilt to be a real kilt. And since they're all generally about twice as tall as me and also twice as broad, I'm not about to contradict them!  :laugh:
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Re: Letīs celebrate men in dresses
« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2011, 03:13:01 pm »
I dunno. In that get-up he could make a tolerable Edith Piaf. ...

I do think he needs to shave his chest to be convincing.....

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