If you're really bored...
kyla at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Thu Oct 24 15:32:56 EDT 2002
On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, Dorian E. Gray wrote:
> They're a bizarre form of trouser, mostly now worn for golf. First appeared
> in the 1920s, I think. Basically, they're fairly loose down to just below
> the knee, where I think there's a cuff snugging them to the leg. Properly
> worn with argyle socks below.
Oh, *those*! Yet another reason why I'm confused by golf...
> He certainly wears freckled tweeds, IIRC - can't think if he actually had
> plus fours, though he might well have. Plus fours are often made from
I couldn't remember if it was tweeds or plus fours specifically. Enh,
whatever. Of course, now Giles is my usual tweed association.
> According to my Brick, they are so called "because the overhang at the knee
> requires an extra four inches of material".
Ah. Nifty, and also a reasonable way to get a name.
> Known to some of us as Suburban Assault Vehicles... :-)
Ahahahahahahaha. I'm so using this from now on. Have you seen the SUV
limos? They're *terrifying*, and also bizarre. And enormous.
Yield gracefully when someone pushes in front of you.
You can then stab them in the back.
--Gnomic Utterances by Ka'a Orto'o
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