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    Jeff Guest

    Default The Real Reason for Tablecloths

    The original reason for tablecloths was as a towel to wipe one's fingers
    and hands on after eating.
    - Jeff,
    www.reframer.com

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 8...
    > The original reason for tablecloths was as a towel to wipe one's fingers
    > and hands on after eating.
    > - Jeff,
    > www.reframer.com


    Probably. So?



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    Jerry Avins Guest

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    On May 4, 9:45*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "Jeff" <javawiz...@aol.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected] 8...
    >
    > > The original reason for tablecloths was as a towel to wipe one's fingers
    > > and hands on after eating.
    > > - Jeff,
    > >www.reframer.com

    >
    > Probably. *So?


    I've been told that dogs were fed table scraps so one could wipe one's
    hands on them when thy came around begging. They just licked each
    other off. Do you believe that too?

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can
    get.


  4. #4
    M. JL Esq. Guest

    Default Re: The Real Reason for Tablecloths

    Jeff wrote:

    > The original reason for tablecloths was as a towel to wipe one's fingers
    > and hands on after eating.
    > - Jeff,
    > www.reframer.com


    And if the cloth were on a table that was not being or intended to be
    eaten from?

    It was to disguise crude furniture with a nice cloth, often a carpet.

    Why do tail coats and some 'great coats' have the split up the back?

    In the days of their origins men rode horse way more routinely than they
    have for the last century or so.

    What's the origin of the little notch on men's suit jackets (those that
    have them) lapels?
    --
    JL

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    Andy Guest

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    The Hawaiian shirt was invented solely so that men could hide food stains
    between meals!

    Aloha,

    Andy

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    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > The Hawaiian shirt was invented solely so that men could hide food stains
    > between meals!
    >
    > Aloha,
    >
    > Andy


    You could say the same thing about Aubusson carpets

    Only hiding champagne & pate stains.
    --
    JL

  7. #7
    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    M. JL Esq. wrote:

    > Jeff wrote:
    >
    >> The original reason for tablecloths was as a towel to wipe one's
    >> fingers and hands on after eating.
    >> - Jeff,
    >> www.reframer.com

    >
    >
    > And if the cloth were on a table that was not being or intended to be
    > eaten from?
    >
    > It was to disguise crude furniture with a nice cloth, often a carpet.
    >
    > Why do tail coats and some 'great coats' have the split up the back?
    >
    > In the days of their origins men rode horse way more routinely than they
    > have for the last century or so.
    >
    > What's the origin of the little notch on men's suit jackets (those that
    > have them) lapels?
    > --
    > JL


    What does an English Lord (Aristocrat) say during orgasm?
    --
    JL

  8. #8
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

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    "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote:
    -snip-
    >> JL

    >
    >What does an English Lord (Aristocrat) say during orgasm?


    Did this belong in the 'Geronimo' thread?

    Jim

  9. #9
    Andy Guest

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    "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >
    >> The Hawaiian shirt was invented solely so that men could hide food
    >> stains between meals!
    >>
    >> Aloha,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > You could say the same thing about Aubusson carpets
    >
    > Only hiding champagne & pate stains.
    > --
    > JL



    JL,

    But... but... Those rugs are nice!!!

    Best,

    Andy

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The Hawaiian shirt was invented solely so that men could hide food stains
    >between meals!


    I like the Guayabera. In the tropics the guayabera is considered as
    dressy as a tux.

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    ViLco Guest

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    Jerry Avins wrote:

    > I've been told that dogs were fed table scraps so one could wipe one's
    > hands on them when thy came around begging. They just licked each
    > other off. Do you believe that too?


    ROTFL
    --
    ViLco
    Let the liquor do the thinking




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    Andy Guest

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    Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>The Hawaiian shirt was invented solely so that men could hide food
    >>stains between meals!

    >
    > I like the Guayabera. In the tropics the guayabera is considered as
    > dressy as a tux.



    Yeah, but... but...

    I'd wear one, except in public! LOL!

    Andy

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2011-05-05, M. JL Esq. <[email protected]> wrote:

    > What does an English Lord (Aristocrat) say during orgasm?


    "By Jove, I think I've got it!"
    "Capital!"
    "God bless the queen!"
    "Quite!, quite right!"


    nb

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    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    Andy wrote:

    > "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Andy wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>The Hawaiian shirt was invented solely so that men could hide food
    >>>stains between meals!
    >>>
    >>>Aloha,
    >>>
    >>>Andy

    >>
    >>You could say the same thing about Aubusson carpets
    >>
    >>Only hiding champagne & pate stains.
    >>--
    >>JL

    >
    >
    >
    > JL,
    >
    > But... but... Those rugs are nice!!!
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    So are Hawaiian shirts i have a dozen or so
    --
    JL

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    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    notbob wrote:

    > On 2011-05-05, M. JL Esq. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>What does an English Lord (Aristocrat) say during orgasm?

    >
    >
    > "By Jove, I think I've got it!"
    > "Capital!"
    > "God bless the queen!"
    > "Quite!, quite right!"
    >
    >
    > nb


    "I'm arriving!, I'M ARRIVING!!"


    --
    JL

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    Andy Guest

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    "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >
    >> "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Andy wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>The Hawaiian shirt was invented solely so that men could hide food
    >>>>stains between meals!
    >>>>
    >>>>Aloha,
    >>>>
    >>>>Andy
    >>>
    >>>You could say the same thing about Aubusson carpets
    >>>
    >>>Only hiding champagne & pate stains.
    >>>--
    >>>JL

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> JL,
    >>
    >> But... but... Those rugs are nice!!!
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > So are Hawaiian shirts i have a dozen or so
    > --
    > JL



    JL,

    LOL!!!

    I wouldn't wear one to my funeral.

    Best,

    Andy

  17. #17
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: The Real Reason for Tablecloths

    On 2011-05-05, M. JL Esq. <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>>What does an English Lord (Aristocrat) say during orgasm?


    "Bloody good show!"

    nb

  18. #18
    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    M. JL Esq. wrote:
    >
    > What's the origin of the little notch on men's suit jackets (those that
    > have them) lapels?


    The little slit where the flower goes, or the point where one curve of
    the material changes to a different curve of the material? The slit
    where the flower goes is to store your gloves, I guess. ;^) The other
    joint was because of an earlier design of the suit coat that did use
    different materials above and below that point.

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: The Real Reason for Tablecloths

    On Thu, 05 May 2011 10:14:33 -0700, "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    > "I'm arriving!, I'M ARRIVING!!"
    >
    >



    LOLOL! How formal! <laughing>

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    gaurawalla Guest

    Default Re: The Real Reason for Tablecloths

    On May 5, 12:08*pm, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > M. JL Esq. wrote:
    >
    > > What's the origin of the little notch on men's suit jackets (those that
    > > have them) lapels?

    >
    > The little slit where the flower goes, or the point where one curve of
    > the material changes to a different curve of the material? *The slit
    > where the flower goes is to store your gloves, I guess. *;^) *The other
    > joint was because of an earlier design of the suit coat that did use
    > different materials above and below that point.


    The notches are there so when the lapels are brought together the
    portion around the neck forms a collar. Think Nehru jacket. On some
    coats there is a functional lapel button hole and button on the back
    side of the opposing lapel.

    Historically, though, I seem to remember it is the other way around.
    Military shells and jackets buttoned at the neck with a short collar.
    When opened up to reveal the undershirt the collar would lie flat and
    the lapel would be formed. The style just stuck.

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