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EzraS
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23 May 2018, 10:36 am

I saw a man walking down the street wearing a kilt and I thought it looked kinda silly. I can see wearing a kilt at some sort of event, parade, ceremony or whatever but not for walking a dog down the street.



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23 May 2018, 10:38 am

I guess he likes Scottish fashion...…

How would you feel if he, all of a sudden, started to play the bagpipes?



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23 May 2018, 10:42 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
I guess he likes Scottish fashion...…

How would you feel if he, all of a sudden, started to play the bagpipes?


It wasn't tartan kilt. Just solid dark green. What I think they call a utility kilt. The rest of the outfit was a t-shirt and sneakers. Maybe that's why it looked kinda silly to me. I wonder if anyone in the UK would wear such a thing out stolling or if it's an American anglophile thing.



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23 May 2018, 10:45 am

I would feel pretty silly in it myself. And not comfortable.

I guess it's something to laugh at. But don't do it to his face LOL

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23 May 2018, 10:53 am

I didn't have that kind of reaction to it. More of a shrug whatever. People can wear whatever they want as far as I'm concerned. The comment you made about bagpipe playing reminded me of this guy.



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23 May 2018, 10:56 am

That guy is also wearing green kilts LOL

Yeah...I would say: "to each his/her own."



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23 May 2018, 11:24 am

Here's a picture of my virtual self wearing a kilt and playing a bagpipe

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23 May 2018, 11:27 am

That guy looks more like a Leprachaun than a "true Scotsman."



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23 May 2018, 11:37 am

Kilts just remind me of my Scottish godfather.

May he rest in peace.


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23 May 2018, 12:13 pm

I've sometimes wished that I had the bottle to wear a kilt. I don't like clothes that are too tightly fitted, and I walk a lot which makes me sweat buckets in, erm, embarrassing places :oops: A bit more fresh air round my nether regions would be quite pleasant I think, and I do have some Scots ancestry. I'm just too self-conscious about the attention it might draw, especially with my hideously bony legs, though I have known a few people who wear them regularly (usually the tartan kind.)

If others feel comfortable wearing them, that's no problem to me - though I would rather they left their bagpipes at home, thanks! :wink:
(Trivia factoid: Bagpipes can be deadly! :skull: The bacteria that live in the lining of the bagpipe's traditional "animal parts" air bladder can give you a very nasty lung infection.)


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23 May 2018, 12:23 pm

They're just shorts with a bit less sewing!

I used to know a couple of guys that wore them regularly, not tartan, just plain.

Yes, bagpipes suck!



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23 May 2018, 12:24 pm

Doesn't one have to "suck air" in some way in order to play bagpipes?



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23 May 2018, 12:45 pm

I'm assuming it goes "suck, blow, squeeze" but I'm no expert!



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23 May 2018, 12:51 pm

A new English expression: "Have the Bottle."

Sort of like "Have the Moxie."



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23 May 2018, 1:15 pm

I had to look up a moxie but, yes you're right, bottle up your courage.