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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Clothes alter our very nature. A man could not help being fierce and daring with a plume in his bonnet, a dagger in his belt, and a lot of puffy white things all down his sleeves.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
dusty
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:42:36 AM

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I said, JK Jerome

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Bully_rus
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 1:01:24 AM
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Just in case somebody completely forget what an ulster looks like.

>> But in an ulster he wants to get behind a lamp-post and call police.

http://www.christies.com/lotfinderimages/D53943/a_gentlemans_ulster_coat_circa_1910_d5394362h.jpg
pedro
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:39:18 AM

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It's quite difficult to find the puffy white things nowadays.

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
Bully_rus
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:41:57 AM
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"Clothes alter our very nature."

Some natures cannot be moved even by brutal force of clothesness.
PS JKJ teasing women's imagination with pirate uniform.
kamilion
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:29:13 AM

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Now I am getting better understanding of the idea to have unarmed and uniformed police forces operating on the streets in the U.K.

De omnibus dubitandum est.
uuaschbaer
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:37:09 AM

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pedro wrote:
It's quite difficult to find the puffy white things nowadays.


You can for women. Maybe that's why they're so fierce.

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MTC
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:46:27 AM
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"Clothes alter our very nature." They also express, disguise, expose, and protect our very nature. Clothes are an international language with a thousand accents. A palette with a thousand colors.

jcbarros
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:34:09 AM

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The Man Behind the Mask.
kamilion
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:07:04 AM

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Hey and what about those tribal half naked aboriginals 'wearing' pair of tree leafs (one in the front and the other at the back) at all times body-painting and piercing themselves and grabbing spear and shield occasionally when going to fight semi-poisoned on fly agaric decoction?

De omnibus dubitandum est.
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:06:44 PM

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Daemon wrote:
Clothes alter our very nature. A man could not help being fierce and daring with a plume in his bonnet,
a dagger in his belt, and a lot of puffy white things all down his sleeves.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Please, describe "puffy white things."
Verbatim
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 3:28:35 PM
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capitan wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Clothes alter our very nature. A man could not help being fierce and daring with a plume in his bonnet,
a dagger in his belt, and a lot of puffy white things all down his sleeves.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Please, describe "puffy white things."


Assuming you are not asking good old Jerome, I will presume to answer: the puffy white things could be the frilly white things down his sleeves which made man look
fierce and daring in the old days when these frills were worth a hill of beans. Think
Verbatim
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 3:35:20 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Clothes alter our very nature. A man could not help being fierce and daring with a plume in his bonnet, a dagger in his belt, and a lot of puffy white things all down his sleeves.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Not just tardily, but well behind the times, this is my take: Clothes, mostly the tasteful ones, much like manners, at least the graceful ones, are the best compliments
that some people can pay to any society which raised and held them up as its own.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 5:14:31 PM

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Puffy white things down the arms



And this one – just ‘cause





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