Advanced search

Were you aware that you can buy a 'wife-beater';?

(5 Posts)
Levanna Mon 31-Jan-05 00:37:46

Talk about UNpc! Second paragraph of this article . How strange!

jabberwocky Mon 31-Jan-05 00:52:00

Yep, that's what they're called over here. Shocking isn't it? Who would think of a name like that for a t-shirt?

Levanna Wed 02-Feb-05 01:04:23

I hadn't heard the term before (not related to clothing anyway!). I found it intruiging when I came across it, following the recent PC threads where perceived insults are being eeked out (Such as baabaa sheep) in England. Do most people refer to a particular t-shirt in this way?

Moomina Wed 02-Feb-05 07:18:45

I think it's an American term. I had never heard it until xh (who is American) used it. Charming, isn't it?

NotQuiteCockney Wed 02-Feb-05 07:20:08

It's an American term, it just means a vest.

And it's really a comment on the supposed behaviour of the sort of men who wear vests in public.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: