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A bird s*at on my shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dapperdude, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. dapperdude

    dapperdude Senior member

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    I wore my new cotton cashmere sweater for the first time tonight. I'm standing in line to buy some taquitos, and some guy says "hey, what's that on your shirt?" I reach behind to touch it, and I get this green and white mess on my hand. There is this huge streak of it on my back.

    Can it be easily removed? It's dry clean only. Anyone have experience getting bird crap out of clothing? Is the stain time-sensitive, or can I wait until Monday?
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    i would have taken off the sweater immediately and dampen a paper towel and wipe off as much as i could carefully. since bird poo is i heard is acidic.

    i also heard around here somewhere there is a certain chemical when applied, it dries it up and you can brush it off in one clump clean off.


    ..why is it always when we are wearing our best threads, like cashmere, brionis, and such that birds crap on us? why never when we are in plain tshirts and cheap clothing?
     
  3. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    You're right shoe. Mammals excrete urea, birds and reptiles uric acid. Not very soluble in water. That is a bitch dude lol. Do what shoe said and get it cleaned tomorrow ASAP. What's a cotton cashmere sweater? Didn't know they blended those.
     
  4. dapperdude

    dapperdude Senior member

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    F&^%. Why can't birds have non-acidic excrement like us mammals?

    Cotton cashmere - it's one of Banana Republic's blended sweaters. It's actually mostly cotton, some cashmere and some synthetic (spandex or something). I don't know, I don't want to try to read the label right now - LOL. Fortunately, it's only $60, but still, I really loved the texture and color (maroon or burgundy).
     
  5. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    take it back to BR and said it came like that [​IMG]
     
  6. Montesquieu

    Montesquieu Senior member

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    After a large one landed on my head and shirt while in Berlin, I was promptly congratulated by everyone around me. Apparently bird presents are considered good luck in Germany. Go buy a lottery ticket pronto.
     
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    We do have seagulls the size of turkeys around here and cars are daily bombarded by the ungrateful flying rats...[​IMG]

    Bird crap can attack paint and erode everything worse than coca cola...
     
  8. FlaneurNYC

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    After a large one landed on my head and shirt while in Berlin, I was promptly congratulated by everyone around me. Apparently bird presents are considered good luck in Germany. Go buy a lottery ticket pronto.

    I was going to say the same thing as I've heard that here, too. That's one superstition that may have come over on an ocean liner.
     
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    I hear some british people often have to pay for this type of treatment.
     
  10. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    ..why is it always when we are wearing our best threads, like cashmere, brionis, and such that birds crap on us? why never when we are in plain tshirts and cheap clothing?


    Same thing happened to me a few years ago, well before I dressed nice. I was wearing a work shirt, shorts, and a Harry Potter baseball cap (this was right when book six was going to come out and I got a lot of compliments, but wore it mostly to catch people's eyes). The stain faded, now you can't really see it, but I washed it immediately and it was still visible. Same for the white hanes tee.
     
  11. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    my favourite irregular past verb.
    Withnail & I: Withnail recovering from a hangover:"It feels like a pig's shat in my head..."

    Sure it wasn't a pickpocket's distraction technique, quite common here in 'yurp?
     
  12. Lucky Strike

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    We do have seagulls the size of turkeys around here and cars are daily bombarded by the ungrateful flying rats...[​IMG] Bird crap can attack paint and erode everything worse than coca cola...
    I'll confirm this - I've seen bird (prob. seagull) etch into the windshields of cars, if left there too long.
     
  13. Leslierc

    Leslierc Senior member

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    Buy a lottery ticket; it's said to be "good luck" when that happens.
     
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    A monthy python question....Was it a German bird or a Polish one coming towork in town?

    very important because the all lucky angle will change...
     
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    I wonder how is that, if their shit is acid why they don't burn their asses with it [​IMG]
     
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    You hae stomach acid and you are not dead Lakewolf...
     
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    I wonder how is that, if their shit is acid why they don't burn their asses with it [​IMG]
    Maybe their asses are alkaline? [​IMG] But how could their excrements etch windshields? Do they contain hydrofluoric acid?
     
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    Bird shit - hit certain patches of my old car and the paint would not be repaired by regular means.

    Nato
     
  19. Lucky Strike

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    But how could their excrements etch windshields? Do they contain hydrofluoric acid?
    I'd like to limit my knowledge about bird shit to a minimum, but the windshield certainly looked matted, like it had been etched.
     
  20. sho'nuff

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    acids do not react with glass.
     

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