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mardi, août 02, 2005

Non Sequitur #14

It seems that the end of the thong is nigh. As reported in the venerable Sunday Times (de Londre), UK sales of thongs have fallen by 17%. In Harvey Nichols stores the decrease is around 43%. The thong used to be associated with dancing girls, Brazilian Beach Babes and questionable romantic gifts. In 1997, however, it won fashion respectability when a Gucci model wore one on the catwalk.

The change in fashion was marked earlier this year by Elle Macpherson, 41, the Australian model, who launched her �afterwear�. She said: �G-strings are uncomfortable. Girls want real knickers now.� Figures from Gossard, the underwear manufacturer, show that sales of tight �boy shorts� that cover the buttocks have risen by 172% in the past five years.

Eds. note: Looks like we have to get used to seeing tight "boy shorts" now (and I am not complaining). At least one member of the Beckham family will be an unhappy man. And I am not pointing fingers... P.S. I enjoyed researching the hyperlinks on this NS :)

9 commentaires:

Kenneth a dit…

First Bocca with xxx.org, now another lawyer with yet another pr0n site... ahem!

L-Imżebbel a dit…

Ma kontx naf li xi hadd uza n-Non Sequitur bhala titlu qabli. Milli jidher dik l-14-il wahda :)

Forsi ma ddumx ma tarani l-Lussemburgu ras!

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Jacques René Zammit a dit…

Porn? What porn?
:)

Thanks for the pointer Ken. I went through links again and noticed that the original hypelink of "brazilian Beach Babes" were not exactly the mild, FHM style photos I imagined. Should have read the first paragraph on that page! Anyway, revised the hyperlink and appologies to anyone whose sensitivities might have been offended.

Now now, we do not want to become as pornographic as certain Saturday columns of ill-repute!

Kenneth a dit…

Just pointed it out since your blog has quite a highbrow status and considerable readership and, you know, Lorna reads it too and I thought she might be jealous that she's not your number one anymore. Women!

bocca a dit…

Bocca has entered a period of morning. Is it coincidental that the demise of the thong has come at the same time as it is being mooted that the V-licence is to be no longer?

Think about it.

Gakbu Sfigho a dit…

phil cas li bocca icun in evening iilbes ciophph??

Athena a dit…

Amen to that. Now the French, they got the hang of underwear a long time ago...

Arcibald a dit…

Or maybe everyone has got dozens of thongs by now - they don't need to buy more :) Like in mobiles... if they don't sell as much as they used to when the whole thing was booming, I don't think they say it's 'the end of the mobile phone'. Buying and wearing/using are two different things.. no?

Ok ok I'm searching for excuses to believe it isn't the end lol