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Up Front: That's Inappropriate!

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  • Sacha,

    blame Canada

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Sigh. I think I better play "Bigger Longer Uncut" for light relief. It's ages since I've heard that song!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I'm a southerner x2 (electric boogaloo).

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Thank christ you guys have gone off skirts.

    I sit here in my kilt (Gunn tartan). The question for you all is:

    What have I got on underneath? I wear it 25.4mm above the knee.

    And is that ….appropriate??

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    Ross, we are supposed to ask "What is worn under yon kilt?"
    And you reply "Nothing - it's all in perfect working order".

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 828 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn, in reply to Ross Mason,

    As long as it's not a sporran under your kilt!

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Danielle,

    Ain't nothing like the real thing...

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • dyan campbell,

    Mounties spanking lumberjacks, saying ‘Don’t do it again, Pierre,’
    Pictures of rotten teeth as health warnings on maple syrup packaging.
    I love a good stereotype, please don’t anyone spoil it for me.

    Jeez, the maple syrup warning thing I can believe Joe, and I can add to it... one year I got a Christmas card from Canada, and on the postage stamp, the words Joyeux Noel were over a tiny picture of a car being hauled out of an icy river, And I thought, wow, is that ever Canadian. Not festive, perhaps, but certainly Canadian. The NZ stamp on the other hand, was a Kiwi bird with a little Santa hat. How may lives did that save, eh? Or teeth?

    As for the Mounties... well, they are trying hard to clear their name as dog murdering racists.

    http://eyeonthearctic.rcinet.ca/en/news/canada/46-culture/236-documetary-on-inuit-dog-slaughter-debuts-in-nunavut-canada

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 595 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Ross Mason - authoritively, your kilt should just graze the ground when you kneel.
    You never kneel in a kilt thereafter.
    My kilt is ANZ tartan. I love it (not only because my Scots links are island links, and in the Orkneys - we didnt really have kilts.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    a tiny picture of a car being hauled out of an icy river

    Did you see Atom Egoyan’s film The Sweet Hereafter, Dyan? It was a real downer in a way that was just totally .. Canadian.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 828 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    Melancholic, gorgeous, and one of my favourite movies http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120255/

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    In the same vein … Glenn Gould. Well, OK, a fair bit weirder
    (from 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould).

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 828 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    [Offensive content removed. Please moderate your behaviour so I don't have to - RB]

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to Danielle,

    because they were requiring actual proof of your Social Security Number for various things. (I never even had a Social Security Number until I was in my 20s, but our son had to apply for one with his passport.) It’s all quite wacky.

    Stop, you'll make me cry. I've already had enough "I don't have, and am not legally allowed to have, an SSN" conversations to last a lifetime.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    I sit here in my kilt (Gunn tartan). The question for you all is:

    What have I got on underneath?

    Oh but a true Scotsman will never tell you what's under his kilt.
    He'll show you, quick as a flash. But he'll never tell you.

    [line poached from BBC4 News Quiz but probably as old as the kilts themselves]

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Ross Mason – authoritively, your kilt should just graze the ground when you kneel.

    And none of you called a slut! Dress sense slovened but sluttish - not. AND it had a slit up the side!

    Thank you.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    As long as we're getting all Canadiany...

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    One of my favourite Canadians would be
    Rand Holmes (R.I.P.) best known for his classic Harold Hedd underground comics and his Georgia Straight (Vancouver) covers and contributions.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    a true Scotsman will never tell you what's under his kilt.
    He'll show you, quick as a flash. But he'll never tell you.

    It really puzzles me why a people living in such a madly cold, windy and inclement climate didn't wear TROUSERS! Or does the icy draught up your kilt keep you fierce?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    BTW Emma, that school photo on the PA homepage, is it yours? Beacuse I think I see you in it!

    Obviously, if it’s not yours, I have an overactive imagination! ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Amy Gale, in reply to Danielle,

    the chap behind the desk told us that we should carry not only our passports, but also our Social Security cards with us at all times while travelling, because they were requiring actual proof of your Social Security Number for various things.

    My reaction to this is the same as to the requirement that I carry my immigration paper work at all times: no WAY are the most important pieces of paper in my life leaving their safe homes except when absolutely necessary. The odds of being randomly stopped and thrown in gitmo for not having my approval notices in my purse are way the hell lower than the odds of having said purse stolen. Touch wood. Touch wood touch wood touch wood.

    tha Ith • Since May 2007 • 471 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to Lilith __,

    It really puzzles me why a people living in such a madly cold, windy and inclement climate didn't wear TROUSERS! Or does the icy draught up your kilt keep you fierce?

    As I understand it, the kilt as known in the modern day was never really worn that way: c.f. this picture from the eighteenth century of the predecessor to the modern kilt, where they're clearly wearing some sort of leggings.

    Or, you know, it's because Scotsmen are just that stoic. I'm not one to get in the way of a good story.

    (Fine, I totally am.)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to Amy Gale,

    My reaction to this is the same as to the requirement that I carry my immigration paper work at all times: no WAY are the most important pieces of paper in my life leaving their safe homes except when absolutely necessary.

    I'm paranoid enough that I have two photocopies of all our immigration documents at home stored separately from the originals and each other, one with each set of parents back in NZ, one with Fulbright, and one with the university's international office. And scanned copies.

    (The US immigration people scare me, OK?)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Lucy, I see your kilt picture and raise you this one!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Amy Gale,

    Oh, I'm paranoid, I just have a strict ordering on the subjects of paranoia. In which "my purse is stolen with my paperwork in so I have no paperwork and eventually this is discovered and I get detained indefinitely" > "my paperwork is at home and I get randomly stopped and I don't have it on me so I get detained indefinitely".

    tha Ith • Since May 2007 • 471 posts Report Reply

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