Tuesday, April 25, 2006

tomato tomahto

sometimes folks get right the hell up on their uppity horse. their hippity hop. their hoppity doppity, and they don't know always what they're doing when they do it, but that's just how they do it, so they don't know they're doing it any way different than some other chap. So me? i'm a pretty easy going guy. i don't make no waves. i go with the flow. i am one with the flow. i just flow. And so i see this guy, and he's got a nice blouse on, and as you know, i don't mind if i tell a guy if he's got a nice blouse, so long as he knows i like his blouse. but some people, they don't grasp it. they call it something else, (this is the tomato tomahto thing) now, i've never met anyone who called a tomato a tomahto. but i know lots of people who call a nice dress shirt a blouse. So, as you know, and i know, (so we know) a blouse is a blouse is a blouse, no matter what you call it.

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Blogger lechsinska said...

A blouse most commonly refers to a woman's shirt, although the term is also used for some men's military uniform shirts.

Blouses are often made of cotton or silk cloth and may or may not include a collar and sleeves. They are generally more tailored than simple knit tops, and may contain "feminine" details such as ruffles or embroidered decorations.

Blouses have buttons reversed from that of a men's shirts. That is, the buttons are normally on the wearer's left-hand and the buttonholes are on the right. The reasons for this are unclear, however. Some suggest this custom was introduced by launderers so they could distinguish between women's and men's shirts, and could thus charge more for women's blouses, supposing women are more gullible and submissive. Another theory purports that the tradition arose in the middle ages when one manner of manifesting wealth was by the number of buttons one wore. Female servants were in charge of buttonning their mistresse's gowns (since the buttons were usually in the back). Tiring of attempting to button the buttons backwards, they started reversing the direction of the buttons, therefore, easing their jobs considerably.

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