A word about Speedos

Discussion in 'Underwear, Clothing, and Appearance Issues' started by Witlof, Apr 21, 2011.

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    Ok, so I'm not normally one to be a sanctimonious prick. Actually ... that's not true; sometimes I love nothing more than being a sanctimonious prick.
    Anyway.
    I just wanted to say that ... IT'S SPEEDOS NOT SPEEDO.
    We (Australians) invented the damn things and we get to decide what they're called, ok? Good.
    And it's really not surprising that we use the plural. After all, when did you last wear a jean? or a trouser? or a pant? short? jodhpur? calvin? brief? chino? chap? budgie smuggler (that's another Australianism)?
    Have you worked it out yet? Two-legged (or -holed) garments worn on your lower half come in the plural. And only in the plural. Thanks
    Here endeth the lesson.
     
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    Isn't it possible to buy a left or a right speedo ? This way, it covers only one half of the groin area :)

    A speedo bathing suit.
    Speedo is the brand name. That is what is written on the bathing suit.
     
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    I think it depends on how your using the word speedo if it should be speedo or speedos..

    I mean if I post an update that says my new speedo came today (only 1 pair) it would be speedo

    since if I said I got my new speedos today (that would imply that I ordered more than one pair)
     
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    In that case you should say you had ordered three pairs of speedos. I think Witlof is quite right, it's just like trousers, shorts, jeans etcetera. And in my opinion it's no longer regarded a brand name; when you say speedo (sorry, speedos), you're not thinking of a name but of that piece of clothing you're hiding (?) your package in.
     
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    hiding my package.. why would i want to do that
     
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    I'd say you succeeded.
     
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    And you just said your speedos had arrived! Why do you order things that you don't wear? Nevertheless I agree with you it's much nicer not to wear them (....).
     
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    My gf just ordered two pair of ''speedos'' for me. When i post some pics of them I will be showing you my new speedo suit.
     
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    what do you mean I don't wear them?..

    i definitely wear them

    actually should have a new pair once the mail comes.. been waiting like more than 10 days..

    your gf ordered them.. thats great?.. is she who got you into them?
     
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    Nominating this for most semantically stupid and pointless thread of the year.
     
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    Whatever they are officially called, I don't really care. I'll stick to calling them budgie smugglers and hope I never need to wear them. Much better to swim nude.
     
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    .....witty comment.....pair of speedos.....blah blah blah.....
     

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    ^ One speedo. Tachy.
     
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    Oh-kay....I think somepeople have too much time on their hands. I think for this long weekend I suggest everybody put their 'tippy tappy' machines away, go outside and smell the fresh air. Wearing 'a Speedo swimsuit' or a pair of 'Speedos'...whichever may be the gramatically correct way of command.
     
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