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post #271 of 390
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Originally Posted by Lino View Post
Incorrect. Consult your Chicago Manual of Style.
I finally dragged the blessed thing out (14th edition; 1993). It lists the following entries for apostrophes used for plurals: 6.77: "It is simpler to form the plural of an italicized word than of a word enclosed in quotation marks, but if the latter seems required or preferable, the tidiest way to show the plural is to add an apostrophe and s inside the closing quotation mark: Tim had enough of her "maybe's." How many "not applicable's" did Sidney enter? 6.82: ("p's and q's" as cited by medwards) I concede the point, but would still avoid it at all costs. In the first instance, it's basically tits on a bull; is "Tim had enough of her 'maybes.'" at all unclear? In the second instance, you can accomplish the same thing much more elegantly by capitalizing the letter to show you are using it as a letter, i.e.; "Mind your Ps and Qs."
post #272 of 390
Ditto


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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
I finally dragged the blessed thing out (14th edition; 1993). It lists the following entries for apostrophes used for plurals:

6.77: "It is simpler to form the plural of an italicized word than of a word enclosed in quotation marks, but if the latter seems required or preferable, the tidiest way to show the plural is to add an apostrophe and s inside the closing quotation mark:

Tim had enough of her "maybe's."

How many "not applicable's" did Sidney enter?

6.82:

("p's and q's" as cited by medwards)


I concede the point, but would still avoid it at all costs. In the first instance, it's basically tits on a bull; is "Tim had enough of her 'maybes.'" at all unclear?
In the second instance, you can accomplish the same thing much more elegantly by capitalizing the letter to show you are using it as a letter, i.e.; "Mind your Ps and Qs."
post #273 of 390
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Dimples = artifice, trying too hard, thinking too much about clothes. Dimples are gay.

What nonsense. Dressing IS pretending, you fake anti-snob.
post #274 of 390
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Originally Posted by Freerider View Post
What nonsense. Dressing IS pretending, you fake anti-snob.

GBR? Is that you?

BTW, CBD is NOT pretending. It is the most authentic form of dress there is. That is why all pretense and artifice must be stripped out, expunged, erradicated, nuked, annihilated.

And I don't deny being a fake anti-snob, but prefer to think of myself as a genuinely phony pro-populist elitist.
post #275 of 390
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
GBR? Is that you?

but prefer to think of myself as a genuinely phony pro-populist elitist.

That has been my take, based purely on a first impression.

Are shoulder pads truly the anti-sartorial demons you make them out to be?
post #276 of 390
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I prefer to think of myself as a genuinely phony pro-
populist elitist.
And Portnoy wears AEs in real life.
post #277 of 390
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. . . but prefer to think of myself as a genuinely phony pro-populist elitist.
I would like to be this too, or its opposite.
post #278 of 390
Howard's here! Welcome to StyleForum, Howard.

EDIT: Okay, maybe not.
post #279 of 390
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I like it.

Shine on you crazy daimond.
post #280 of 390
As I understand it then, CBD, when done right, draws no attention. Unfortunately for Topher that means Dennis is not leering at his tailoring.

post #281 of 390
Ultra Ultra Conservative Business Dress

post #282 of 390
And for those wanting to take it to even more monstrous extremes: http://cgi.ebay.de/Offiziersrock-Weh...QQcmdZViewItem In case you don't read German, it is an authentic Waffen SS German Wehrmacht uniform (it is called a frock in German interestingly enough). The seller explains that officers were given a sum of money which they used to commision the uniform from their local tailor, rather than having them issued to them. As a result they varied in quality a fair bit. Seems to fit all of Manton's dictates, doesn't it?
post #283 of 390
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And for those wanting to take it to even more monstrous extremes:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Offiziersrock-Weh...QQcmdZViewItem

In case you don't read German, it is an authentic Waffen SS German Wehrmacht uniform (it is called a frock in German interestingly enough). The seller explains that officers were given a sum of money which they used to commision the uniform from their local tailor, rather than having them issued to them. As result they varied in quality a fair bit.

Seems to fit all of Manton's dictates, doesn't it?

Thought selling all sorts of stuff like that would be illegal in Germany
post #284 of 390
Mein Gott! I can't believe that German E-Bay lets that stuff be sold. It probably ends up in the collection of some guy in Montana -- but still!

(It seems the SS lightning bolts have been removed, interestingly enough. Whether this was because of post-War German law or because of allied de-Nazification would be interesting.)

Mosely pic is a classic, though. Does that mean someone should add Diana to the AAAC "Trad Girlfriend" thread?
post #285 of 390
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Seems to fit all of Manton's dictates, doesn't it?

No, it doesn't. Not even one. The gray is too light. CBD suits should not have contrast collars. The trousers should match. There shouldn't be any of that silver braid or any other decoration. The coat should show more shirt and should be worn with a proper CBD tie. But above all, CBD should not have any traces of the uniforms of a CRIMINAL, GENOCIDAL REGIME!

To think that I actually have to explain this ...
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