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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2014, 04:29:12 AM »
Trousers here or if you want to get really Australian, strides.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2014, 08:15:05 AM »
Pants are inner (mainly for men), trousers are outer.
The "pullover vests knitted without front opening" are tank tops.
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AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2014, 12:27:35 PM »
Pants are inner (mainly for men), trousers are outer.
The "pullover vests knitted without front opening" are tank tops.

That's a tank top? I can't imagine Lara Croft wearing one, sorry. ;D
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2014, 12:29:40 PM »
I am enjoying the fine selection of catalogue models in this thread.  8)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2014, 12:37:02 PM »
Sandals. With or without socks? (Xiagan)
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AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2014, 05:29:16 PM »
Sandals. With or without socks? (Xiagan)
I'm not a fan of sandals in any case, but sandals with socks are especially horrible. I think it's something only German, British and American tourists manage.
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Re: AW: Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2014, 05:32:57 PM »
Sandals. With or without socks? (Xiagan)
I'm not a fan of sandals in any case, but sandals with socks are especially horrible. I think it's something only German, British and American tourists manage.

It's considered unfashionable in America too, but sometimes you have to go to the mailbox and are too lazy to take off your socks damnit.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2014, 10:46:45 PM »
Sandals are often referred to as thongs down here, flip flops is another and I think Kiwis call them jandals.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2014, 10:52:40 PM »
Sandals are often referred to as thongs down here.

Not even starting THAT conversation  ;)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2014, 10:53:24 PM »
Sandals are often referred to as thongs down here.

Not even starting THAT conversation  ;)
They were called that down here a long time before the other usage ever entered the lexicon.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2014, 11:08:56 PM »
Probably where the words for 'the other useage' comes from? The design of the toe straps... Anyway. Moving on and along.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2014, 11:44:42 PM »
Since I'm new around here, I must ask:

Do threads often derail as abruptly, and unexpectedly, as this one?  :P


On the matter of sandals & socks, I never understood why tourists from the U.S. and Northern Europe come to Portugal during the summer and unashamedly walk about with their white socks & brown sandal combo. A fatal combo, I might add. Not to mention the lobster-colored skin, after they spend 5 minutes under the sun!  :)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2014, 12:12:56 AM »
Since I'm new around here, I must ask:

Do threads often derail as abruptly, and unexpectedly, as this one?  :P



No, this is how we roll. It was bound to happen with a thread titled Miscellaneous Musings. If you want real derailment drop into the Kings Paws sometime.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2014, 09:24:14 AM »
This thread is going exactly where I wanted it to go...
... partially. I was expecting the 'musings' in the title to be mostly about fantasy, hehe, although I guess I asked for this when I wondered about the vests.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2014, 12:56:05 PM »
I don't wear sandals and I don't get abroad much, but I have scars / stiches on my ankles so I need to wear socks. Otherwise it just feels...weird. Exposed, uncomfortable and weird.

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