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post #121 of 274
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 I liked the yellow lady in the Swiss poster initially, then I pick out the little black piggyback rider, and it's creeping me out now.


Yeah..I was fine till I saw him. Could someone photoshop him out?





Better?

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Happy Spring!

Best regards,
Bob

The piggyback guy is probably the devil. Les Diablerets. Diable. Devil.
post #122 of 274
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The piggyback guy is probably the devil. Les Diablerets. Diable. Devil.

Hmmm, I was thinking Pan, but those legs...

post #123 of 274
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Race suits aren't pants.
Really people, "Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten" is starting to look like an advanced text. :-).
Plenty of photos of men in ski stretch pants.

 

"Race suits aren't pants."

 

Well, sometimes they qualify, for the purpose of this very important thread, I think. Let me a-Maze you, Tog...

 

 

 

 

 

and...

 

 

 

Best regards,

Bob

post #124 of 274
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There is a difference between stretch pants and race suits.  

 

Race suits are functional, not fashionable. 

 

 

Um...see above!

 

:)

 

Looking forward to your new outfit, TC. Thank you in advance, Phil!

 

Best regards,

Bob

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Better?

 

:cool

 

Happy Spring!

 

Best regards,

Bob

 

 

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Um...see above!

 

:)

 

Looking forward to your new outfit, TC. Thank you in advance, Phil!

 

Best regards,

Bob

Proving that function and fashion can be one and the same. :D

Seeeee, I'm always learning something from you. 

post #126 of 274
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Race suits aren't pants.
Really people, "Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten" is starting to look like an advanced text. :-).
Plenty of photos of men in ski stretch pants.

 

"Race suits aren't pants."

 

Well, sometimes they qualify, for the purpose of this very important thread, I think. Let me a-Maze you, Tog...

 

 

 

 

 

....

 

Best regards,

Bob

 

No video of her singing? (that's ok I can live)

 

I see that you, just like most of this thread posting demographic, failed kindergarten. Apparently at the point in class when the teacher held up a pair of pants you were whittling a pencil into a dart. Of course you were wearing shorts that day. Hadn't yet learned about the long things called....  Well you "accidentally" poked yourself in the thigh, drew blood, making a mess all over the desk, and had to be taken to the nurse's office.

 

Meanwhile, back in class, the teacher went over what those "long shorts" are called. "Pants". Since you missed that, whole decades went by not knowing what people were talking about. There was the invention of "hot pants", you assumed was foreign for "shorts'. With the development of the "Pants Suit", you just figured Halloween was now year round, "Stretch pants" were socks gone wrong. Bell bottoms you figured were socks on top of shorts.

 

So were left with the GS suit. Makes perfect sense. Neither shorts, nor pants, nor shirt. It's something even the kindergarten teacher missed. A thin stretchy sock in funny colors that covers the whole body. Totally space age and still not "pants".

 

Thread reminds me of the SNL skit with Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek on Jeopardy.

 

"Ok, let's just try this. Write down a number. Any number, doesn't matter. That's it. Tha's all you have to do."

........"hmmm let's see what you wrote....'Threeve' a combination of 'three' and 'five'. No. That's not a number."

 

https://screen.yahoo.com/celebrity-jeopardy-stewart-reynolds-connery-000000332.html


Edited by Tog - 4/24/14 at 10:08pm
post #127 of 274
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when the teacher held up a pair of pants

But there has been a new development. A pair means two and the 's' is plural. It could have been a pair of legs connected by a waist and crotch. But otherwise, and I have mixed feelings about this, she actually held up a pant. No 's', not plural. Nobody says "a pair of shirts" just because there are two arms.

I suspect Martha Stewart is to blame for this, and given her proximity to Vermont, I blame Stowe. Where everybody wears a pant.
post #128 of 274
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Race suits aren't pants.
Really people, "Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten" is starting to look like an advanced text. :-).
Plenty of photos of men in ski stretch pants.

 

"Race suits aren't pants."

 

Well, sometimes they qualify, for the purpose of this very important thread, I think. Let me a-Maze you, Tog...

 

 

 

 

 

and...

 

 

 

Best regards,

Bob


Stretch pants look good.  So do the stretch tops.

post #129 of 274
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

when the teacher held up a pair of pants

But there has been a new development. A pair means two and the 's' is plural. It could have been a pair of legs connected by a waist and crotch. But otherwise, and I have mixed feelings about this, she actually held up a pant. No 's', not plural. Nobody says "a pair of shirts" just because there are two arms.

I suspect Martha Stewart is to blame for this, and given her proximity to Vermont, I blame Stowe. Where everybody wears a pant.

 

Nothing new here. Also there's no conspiracy involving Martha's time in jail.

 

It was kindergarten. Just the basics there.  "Pants" had been well established for well over a century at that point. The teacher did not delve into the etymology of "pants". That would take too much time away from the nap.

 

But, you're only a few centuries off. I found a video.

 

http://vimeo.com/40556736

 

Good to see you're not laying down on the job. Smarty Pants.

 

 

   https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513832638704934407/

 

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513832638706165823/


Edited by Tog - 4/25/14 at 5:50am
post #130 of 274
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I see that you, just like most of this thread posting demographic, failed kindergarten. Apparently at the point in class when the teacher held up a pair of pants you were whittling a pencil into a dart.

 

Tog, as a literal-minded sort of donkey who, as you may have seen, is known to have a low tolerance for ambiguity, I sympathize with your point of view here. I really do. I have gone through my life missing out on entire areas of knowledge because I thought the subject of the conversation was well represented by the words being used. You're also funny, so I don't want to discourage the creativity shown above.

 

In this case, though, do I need to point out that at some level pants - and all clothes, for that matter, possibly excepting socks - are just a proxy for what's in them? To the extent that may be true, it does explain why you are getting no traction: It's really not about pants. (Is that okay to say? Am I going to get demerits?)


Edited by qcanoe - 4/25/14 at 6:34am
post #131 of 274
Did you notice that Pantalone was wearing stretch pants? Maybe his full name was Stretcheze Pantalone?

(which I now think is going to be the name of one of my dogs at some point)

post #132 of 274
"Clothes are just a proxy for what's in them."
An impressively subtle way to say that.
post #133 of 274
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I see that you, just like most of this thread posting demographic, failed kindergarten. Apparently at the point in class when the teacher held up a pair of pants you were whittling a pencil into a dart.

 

Tog, as a literal-minded sort of donkey who, as you may have seen, is known to have a low tolerance for ambiguity, I sympathize with your point of view here. I really do. I have gone through my life missing out on entire areas of knowledge because I thought the subject of the conversation was well represented by the words being used. You're also funny, so I don't want to discourage the creativity shown above.

 

In this case, though, do I need to point out that at some level pants - and all clothes, for that matter, possibly excepting socks - are just a proxy for what's in them? To the extent that may be true, it does explain why you are getting no traction: It's really not about pants. (Is that okay to say? Am I going to get demerits?)

 

Thanks for the props.

To the issue at hand.

Note the incredible contradiction in your statements.

"Literal-minded" - ok, get that. Then later you opine about how "pants are just a proxy for what's in them."

Here I'm forced to use an appropriate t-shirt as a proxy. Not that it's literally correct here. But the ideas are figuratively contorted.

 

snorgtees.com

 

No. It's about the pants. Obviously, what's in the pants makes a difference. As evidence by the horror show people have posted and reposted. (Most would've been helped by wearing pants.). The fashion industry could save millions not paying super models, models, photographers, art directors, ad agencies, film directors, printers, etc. fortunes if anyone would do.

 

But it's about the pants. Note the thread title, "The Endangered Stretch Pants".  It's not a course in a Linguistics program. People aren't endangered. Individual super models maybe, but there's always another coming along for the public.

 

Possibly, a reviewing/viewing of "The Devil Wears Prada" would help the proxy stuff. Pay attention to Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci. They'll straighten this proxy issue out since you have it somewhat inside/out and backwards.

Here's the excellent clip about the Cerulean Blue Sweater:

                   http://www.hulu.com/watch/13046

 

Meanwhile. A Basic Primer. Well, mildly advanced since it contains "Pajamas" which is problematic when learning what pants are.

 

http://esl-kids.com/flashcards/clothes.html

 

 

But I get that the word "pants" is problematic also.

In summer we're constantly reminded "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service". What about pants?? Are the shoes a proxy for pants? It's a giant whole in the culture. Alas, this perhaps explains as summer nears, why people have a problem with the word "pants". Then modify it with "endangered" and it's a mess.

 

Well off to detention....

 

http://bartsblackboard.com/i-did-not-learn-everything-i-need-to-know-in-kindergarten/season-8/417/

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Okay enough, stretch pants, stretch suit, as long as you can still rock them it's all good. Where are the photos? This dude was rocking his Salt Lake Olympic racing stretch pants today.  Love the helmet and snow skates too.

Oh they might not be snow skates they may skis left over from the GLM method.

 

 

 

post #135 of 274
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Possibly, a reviewing/viewing of "The Devil Wears Prada" would help the proxy stuff. Pay attention to Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci. They'll straighten this proxy issue out since you have it somewhat inside/out and backwards.

 

Your post has way too much stuff in it for me to be able to respond the way I want right now. But based on the above I just have to say that if you can watch that movie and pay attention to Meryl and Stanley without getting totally distracted by Anne, that just shows why you are still saying it's about the pants.

post #136 of 274
And what to make of the Volcom Battle Stretch Skinny Pant? For snowboarding no less.

http://www.dogfunk.com/volcom-ari-skinny-stretch-pant-womens

post #137 of 274
Breaking news: hair shirt guy is now trending in Google images under a search for stretch pant skiing. Congratulations.
post #138 of 274
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Okay enough, stretch pants, stretch suit, as long as you can still rock them it's all good. Where are the photos? This dude was rocking his Salt Lake Olympic racing stretch pants today.  Love the helmet and snow skates too.

Oh they might not be snow skates they may skis left over from the GLM method.

 

 

Any guesses as to what was in the little brown bag?

post #139 of 274
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Okay enough, stretch pants, stretch suit, as long as you can still rock them it's all good. Where are the photos? This dude was rocking his Salt Lake Olympic racing stretch pants today.  Love the helmet and snow skates too.

Oh they might not be snow skates they may skis left over from the GLM method.

 

 

 

 

 

Hah!  I see you ran into some of our local color.  Burke has been rocking that outfit for a couple of seasons, he's been on blades forever.  If you see me tomorrow I'll probably be riding with the guy in the camo coat, Travis usually skis at Solitude but comes over to Snowbird after the Tude closes.  The other guy in the blue is Ron aka Slaag Master from TGR, err, used to be from TGR before they banned him from the board.

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, err, used to be from TGR before they banned him from the board.

:eek  what does it take to get banned over there??

post #141 of 274
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But there has been a new development. A pair means two and the 's' is plural. It could have been a pair of legs connected by a waist and crotch. But otherwise, and I have mixed feelings about this, she actually held up a pant. No 's', not plural. 

I suspect Martha Stewart is to blame for this, and given her proximity to Vermont, I blame Stowe. Where everybody wears a pant.

... if this is true, why do "panties" have an "s" while "bra" is singular?

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:eek  what does it take to get banned over there??

 

Long story...

post #143 of 274
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... if this is true, why do "panties" have an "s" while "bra" is singular?

Because the English get repression excitement over naughty bits and screw everything up.

Panties is plural.

Pair of panties is singular.

Pants is plural.

Pair of pants is singular.
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Pair noun \ˈper\

: two things that are the same and are meant to be used together

: a thing that has two parts which are joined

So we use a noun denoting plurality along with the 's' denoting plurality to describe the singular.

However, panties is a good thread drift and should be encouraged.

These could be used instead of those ski leashes moms use to make their kids fall down. Those panties have a pair of leashes.

post #144 of 274
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Because the English get repression excitement over naughty bits and screw everything up.

Panties is plural.

Pair of panties is singular.

Pants is plural.

Pair of pants is singular.
So we use a noun denoting plurality along with the 's' denoting plurality to describe the singular.

However, panties is a good thread drift and should be encouraged.

These could be used instead of those ski leashes moms use to make their kids fall down. Those panties have a pair of leashes.


I've been trying to follow along but I'm still confused. When my dog pants is that singular or plural? How about when my girlfriend pants? My mother used to tell my father he wore the pants in the family. It's nice to finally find out that didn't necessarily mean he was wearing the same ones all the time.
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I've been trying to follow along but I'm still confused. When my dog pants is that singular or plural? How about when my girlfriend pants?

The dog is singular. Unless you have more than one. In which case your dogs pant. Which would also be true if they wear pants.

Your girlfriend is not as obvious. If you mean by that the act of putting on a pant..."my girlfriend pants her jeans", then singular.

Now if what you mean is that she is panting, then I say singular and may you have plural for your birthday.
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I've been trying to follow along but I'm still confused. When my dog pants is that singular or plural? How about when my girlfriend pants? My mother used to tell my father he wore the pants in the family. It's nice to finally find out that didn't necessarily mean he was wearing the same ones all the time.

 

Did your girlfriend first pants you?

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Did your girlfriend first pants you?


No, I'd been pantsed before I met her.

post #148 of 274
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Okay enough, stretch pants, stretch suit, as long as you can still rock them it's all good. Where are the photos? This dude was rocking his Salt Lake Olympic racing stretch pants today.  Love the helmet and snow skates too.



Oh they might not be snow skates they may skis left over from the GLM method.



 





 





 



 



That scares me!
post #149 of 274
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Breaking news: hair shirt guy is now trending in Google images under a search for stretch pant skiing. Congratulations.

You can thank @contesstant for that. 

post #150 of 274
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Here's the excellent clip about the Cerulean Blue Sweater:

                   http://www.hulu.com/watch/13046

 

Got around to following the link. That is a great scene. 

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