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Casualwear

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:30 pm
by Ben Hathaway
Casualwear

I watched my boyfriend stride down the catwalk in tasteful jeans and I found myself frowning. He seemed uncomfortable. He looked... shorter.

The parade of casual-wear continued, and my frown deepened. Each model was shorter than the last; less sculpted, more ordinary. More alike.

And the clothes always seemed to fit perfectly.

At last, they stood in ranks on the stage with identical, calm expressions. My boyfriend had vanished in a row of faces - of the same face repeated, identical.

Horrified, I recalled the title of this year’s summer designs. The catalogue read: "Clothes for the everyman."

Re: Casualwear

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:46 pm
by ROU Killing Time
peekerslee wrote:
Ben Hathaway wrote:Casualwear

I watched my boyfriend stride down the catwalk in tasteful jeans and I found myself frowning. He seemed uncomfortable. He looked... shorter.

The parade of casual-wear continued, and my frown deepened. Each model was shorter than the last; less sculpted, more ordinary. More alike.

And the clothes always seemed to fit perfectly.

At last, they stood in ranks on the stage with identical, calm expressions. My boyfriend had vanished in a row of faces - of the same face repeated, identical.

Horrified, I recalled the title of this year’s summer designs. The catalogue read: "Clothes for the everyman."
Then after that what happend....
As with all drabbles, that is up to the reader to fill-in after the final punch-line is delivered. Waddya want? War & Peace in 100 words. ;-)

Re: Casualwear

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:01 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
ROU Killing Time wrote:
peekerslee wrote: {Full, gratuitous, auto-quote}
Then after that what happend.... {Generic comment, bad grammar, broad applicability, no particular content value}
{Non sequitur, Spam link in signature}
As with all drabbles, that is up to the reader to fill-in after the final punch-line is delivered. Waddya want? War & Peace in 100 words. ;-)
That was actually signature spam; and the bastige just did it again...

Re: Casualwear

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:20 am
by mrsmica
I support any drabble that makes me chuckle >:D

Re: Casualwear

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:39 am
by strawman
mrsmica wrote:I support any drabble that makes me chuckle >:D
Does anyone else get "snatched" by words like "chuckle", where the more you think about the word, the weirder it gets?

Makes me want to start a list.

FYI: chuckle (v.)
1590s, frequentative of M.E. chukken "make a clucking noise" (late 14c.), of echoic origin. It originally meant "noisy laughter." Chucklehead "blockhead" (18c.) is perhaps connected with chuck (v.). Related: Chuckled; chuckling. The noun is recorded from 1750s.

Re: Casualwear

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:20 pm
by chemistryguy
strawman wrote:
mrsmica wrote:I support any drabble that makes me chuckle >:D
Does anyone else get "snatched" by words like "chuckle", where the more you think about the word, the weirder it gets?

Makes me want to start a list.

FYI: chuckle (v.)
1590s, frequentative of M.E. chukken "make a clucking noise" (late 14c.), of echoic origin. It originally meant "noisy laughter." Chucklehead "blockhead" (18c.) is perhaps connected with chuck (v.). Related: Chuckled; chuckling. The noun is recorded from 1750s.
I thought I was the only person on the planet referring to certain people as "chuckleheads"

Re: Casualwear

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:53 pm
by purplemur
chemistryguy wrote: I thought I was the only person on the planet referring to certain people as "chuckleheads"
One of my co-workers calls his kids knuckleheads all the time, but I have been known to throw chuckleheads at appropriate targets. :)



As for the drabble:
*groan*

Don't get me wrong...that's a happy groan.

No...not like that.

This hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper and...

I should stop now.

Re: Casualwear

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:21 am
by mrsmica
You can throw chuckleheads?
I think we just invented a sport

Re: Casualwear

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:37 pm
by strawman
How much head could a chucklehead chuck if a chucklehead could chuck head?