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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

L'inc's style of writing may be catching on beyond Styleforum (where we are currently posting and reading). A former high school classmate posted this on Facebook:

I heard on the news that the Cards(Cardinals) and Bucs (Pirates) are playing game 5 for the other NLDS game. I want to see the Pirates win so that the Dodgers can have home field advantage!

He hasn't quite mastered the idiom yet, but he seems to have the general idea.

I love how your friend gave the abbreviated forms and then put the unabbreviated forms in parentheses. That was a stroke of genius!

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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I want to incorporate betimes into my lexicon but I still don't understand it. Google tells me it means early (not sure if it actually replaces early in a sentence). I think on sf it replaces sometimes?

I swear to the Lord I am not making this up. An example sentence for "betimes" in the Oxford English Dictionary is this: "He [man of business] must learn betimes to love truth."

"Betimes" means "at an early point," i.e., early in the process. But betimes it seems meet to use it as a cinnamon for "sometimes." (My cat used to do that, and I thought it was funny.)
post #3047 of 4952
I think we should start pushing "unregardless" out there, see if it'll stick. Just burn this language to the ground.
post #3048 of 4952
Buzzfeed is always idiotic, but this is one list that every SF member can stop reading after the first entry

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinabarca/things-every-self-respecting-man-over-30-should-own
post #3049 of 4952
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Buzzfeed is always idiotic, but this is one list that every SF member can stop reading after the first entry

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinabarca/things-every-self-respecting-man-over-30-should-own

I don't get the black suit thing. It seems like that came to be regarded overnight as the default color for a men's suit, probably sometime in the early 1990s. You just cannot get the idea out of people's heads. (At least they don't have a picture of a guy with a black suit, scarlet shirt, and black tie, a la Kraftwerk. Seriously, who would have predicted that the Kraftwerk style would become the default for every young man wearing a suit?)

I'll tell you what I also completely as hell don't get (prepared to get flamed): goddamn undershirts. What the hell? (One of the things in the list.) Also, a man over thirty should have good underwear. The picture that accompanies the advice is Calvin Klein underwear. What is mediocre underwear, then?

Finally, beds are overrated yes I said it.
post #3050 of 4952
I think another poster here hypothesized that the black suit thing has to do with the fact that unless you have been in a professional environment, your model for a proper suit is what celebrities wear. But celebrities are getting their pictures taken at parties and events, not at offices, so black suits are appropriate for their purposes.
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Do any posters have an hypothesis to explain undershirts? I swear to the Lord Almighty I see students walking around wearing T-shirts. And under their T-shirts, they have another undershirt. I'm all like "Whaa?"
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Keeps the sweat off your nice shirt.
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I wear undershirts, but under dress shirts. I don't wear t-shirts. I am under the belief that wearing an undershirt will minimize wear to the dress shirt, thus allowing it to last longer. I have no evidence for this belief, as I have always worn undershirts and have nothing to compare it to.

I also prefer the feel of an undershirt next to my sensitive skin.
post #3054 of 4952
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Buzzfeed is always idiotic, but this is one list that every SF member can stop reading after the first entry

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinabarca/things-every-self-respecting-man-over-30-should-own

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39. A solid book collection Nobody is saying you have to read them all, but just having them speaks volumes.

Yes, having books you never intend to read speaks that you are a giant toolbag.
post #3055 of 4952
Shit like this is written for the most insecure of douchebags.
post #3056 of 4952
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Buzzfeed is always idiotic, but this is one list that every SF member can stop reading after the first entry

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinabarca/things-every-self-respecting-man-over-30-should-own

A few of these categories suggest that this article is satire. Ex. "Stocks: Who cares if you know how the market works or not?"

The glassware rec is also a one-size Fitz Hall shambles. I don't have most of those but have six types of wine glasses--do I fail?
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Originally Posted by MrGimpy View Post

A few of these categories suggest that this article is satire. Ex. "Stocks: Who cares if you know how the market works or not?"

No I don't think it's satire. Basically the whole theme is "purchase these things despite not understanding any of them, because that's what a 'man' does and you need help pretending to be a man, you overgrown adolescent dork."
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Buzzfeed is always idiotic, but this is one list that every SF member can stop reading after the first entry

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinabarca/things-every-self-respecting-man-over-30-should-own

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I don't get the black suit thing. It seems like that came to be regarded overnight as the default color for a men's suit, probably sometime in the early 1990s. You just cannot get the idea out of people's heads. (At least they don't have a picture of a guy with a black suit, scarlet shirt, and black tie, a la Kraftwerk. Seriously, who would have predicted that the Kraftwerk style would become the default for every young man wearing a suit?)

I'll tell you what I also completely as hell don't get (prepared to get flamed): goddamn undershirts. What the hell? (One of the things in the list.) Also, a man over thirty should have good underwear. The picture that accompanies the advice is Calvin Klein underwear. What is mediocre underwear, then?

Finally, beds are overrated yes I said it.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The black-suit prohibition on SF is one of the rules to which I cling most steadfastly, yet it's also one of the hardest to articulate to people who think black suits are The Way to Go.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I wear undershirts, but under dress shirts. I don't wear t-shirts. I am under the belief that wearing an undershirt will minimize wear to the dress shirt, thus allowing it to last longer. I have no evidence for this belief, as I have always worn undershirts and have nothing to compare it to.

I also prefer the feel of an undershirt next to my sensitive skin.

I wear undershirts under dress shirts, as well (v-neck, of course, so it doesn't show if I'm unbuttoned). For me, it's a comfort thing. I prefer the feel of a t-shirt to the heavier cloth of my dress shirts. Also, I always worry people can see my skin through the button holes when I move without an undershirt.

For more casual button-up/down shirts, I generally don't wear an undershirt. Casual shirts tend to be lighter fabric, and mine fit more snugly than my dressier shirts, so it would be pretty bunched up if I attempted to work an undershirt in there.

I do not wear t-shirts under my t-shirts, however.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post


I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The black-suit prohibition on SF is one of the rules to which I cling most steadfastly, yet it's also one of the hardest to articulate
It might be hard to convince some people of, but it's not that hard to articulate: they look crappy in most settings.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Do any posters have an hypothesis to explain undershirts? I swear to the Lord Almighty I see students walking around wearing T-shirts. And under their T-shirts, they have another undershirt. I'm all like "Whaa?"

I wear undershirts to keep the sweat and body oil from accumulating on my dress shirts. Also, my nipples will easily poke through or their easily visible if I don't.
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