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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Kimra » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:16 am

Boardies and Budgie Smugglers are very specific types of swim wear.

Swimmers, Cossies and Swimsuit are all interchangeable. Though Cossies are kind of outdated nowdays.

Togs are just stupid and Bathers are from the 1800's for sure.

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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Sahan » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:43 pm

For all my childhood, bathers was the only term I'd heard used, so I guess I'm from the 1800s.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Apocalyptus » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:33 am

Sahan wrote:For all my childhood, bathers was the only term I'd heard used, so I guess I'm from the 1800s.

Everyone around me used bathers, except my cousins from the country who said togs.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Kimra » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:25 am

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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Felstaff » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:05 am

Given the prevalence of adding the suffix -o to many things, I'm surprised there's no swim-o's
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:36 am

The colour differentiation is poorly done. I'm finding it difficult to see just how prevalent "budgie smugglers" actually is.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Sahan » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:57 pm

Budgie smuggler only ever refers to the men's Speedo, as that's the only type of swimwear where the name actually makes sense. Aside from our former prime minister and actual swimming athletes, I don't know anyone else who actually prefers them over board shorts.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Kimra » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:15 am

As a child of the 80's I can 100% confirm all men wore them when I was young. I am so glad for the advent of boardshorts.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Lethal Interjection » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:32 pm

Kimra wrote:As a child of the 80's I can 100% confirm all men wore them when I was young. I am so glad for the advent of boardshorts.


And I thought Australia was a horrible place to live because of the animals....
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Apocalyptus » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:33 am

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Kimra wrote:As a child of the 80's I can 100% confirm all men wore them when I was young. I am so glad for the advent of boardshorts.


And I thought Australia was a horrible place to live because of the animals....

Now you know why we're so blasé about the dangerous animals. They're nothing compared to the true horrors of our continent.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby DonRetrasado » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:36 am

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Kimra wrote:As a child of the 80's I can 100% confirm all men wore them when I was young. I am so glad for the advent of boardshorts.


And I thought Australia was a horrible place to live because of the animals....

Now you know why we're so blasé about the dangerous animals. They're nothing compared to the true horrors of our continent.

The snakes?
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Astrogirl » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:51 pm

That style of swimwear is still popular in Germany.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Astrogirl » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:48 am

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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Apocalyptus » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:03 am

Wonderful.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:35 am

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