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cosmocrazy
2008-Sep-04, 08:45 PM
Does your country have a national costume, traditional or modern? :)

Fazor
2008-Sep-04, 08:49 PM
Well, in my neck of the woods it seems like it's stonewashed jeans cut off to become shorts, and a Lynnyrd Skynnyrd t-shirt with the sleeves ripped off. (That's for the men)

Women tend to wear sweatpants (Barney-purple is the most common color), with a t-shirt that comes close but does not quite match the color of the pants.

ravens_cry
2008-Sep-04, 09:06 PM
In my country it is plaid flannel button up shirts, jeans, hiking boots, and those fuzzy hats with tie up ear flaps. Our main form of architecture is the igloo, and sled dogs are the customary form of transportation. The only beverage we drink is beer, and we add 'eh?' to the end of every sentence, eh? We have 11 months of snow, and 1 month of poor sledding.We worship the Beaver God of Winter, also known as He-Who-Make-Snow-Dump. We use Monopoly Money as real money, and every snow ballin' one of us could be a comedian on Saturday Night Live. The cops give out the marijuana they bust out in the street, and last year a man married his pig, who was his daughter. We do have gay Marriage, but we are real stick in the muds.
Yes, sir, I love Canada, eh?

nauthiz
2008-Sep-04, 09:14 PM
In my country it is plaid flannel button up shirts, jeans, hiking boots, and those fuzzy hats with tie up ear flaps. Our main form of architecture is the igloo, and sled dogs are the customary form of transportation. The only beverage we drink is beer, and we add 'eh?' to the end of every sentence, eh? We have 11 months of snow, and 1 month of poor sledding.We worship the Beaver God of Winter, also known as He-Who-Make-Snow-Dump. We use Monopoly Money as real money, and every snow ballin' one of us could be a comedian on Saturday Night Live. The cops give out the marijuana they bust out in the street, and last year a man married his pig, who was his daughter. We do have gay Marriage, but we are real stick in the muds.
Yes, sir, I love Canada, eh?

So you're from Fargo, North Dakota, then?

Argos
2008-Sep-04, 09:19 PM
Have you heard about 'dental floss' bikini?

mike alexander
2008-Sep-04, 09:20 PM
The State clothing of Oregon is denim jeans. People go to Yom Kippur services in Jeans.

captain swoop
2008-Sep-04, 10:33 PM
tracksuit bottoms, t shirt and a baseball cap.

tdvance
2008-Sep-04, 10:43 PM
I don't guess the US has an official national costume, but "cowboy getup" is pretty close to nonofficial (yes, even in DC area in some bars--ok, maybe not in NYC). People do have this image of the classic American man in cowboy hat and boots, John Wayne being a modern prototype.

korjik
2008-Sep-04, 10:44 PM
Have you heard about 'dental floss' bikini?

I so live in the wrong country :)

ciderman
2008-Sep-04, 11:21 PM
I think our (English) traditional is something like this -

http://www.bautforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8603&stc=1&d=1220570253

Nowhere near as awesome as Argos's though. :lol:

mugaliens
2008-Sep-04, 11:27 PM
Skin.

At least some people thought so in the '70s...

Whirlpool
2008-Sep-04, 11:37 PM
Barong Tagalog ( Male)

http://barongsrus.com/barong/images/m006b_mens_barong.jpg

Baro't Saya- means Blouse and Skirt ( Female)
http://www.patistesoro.com.ph/images/ramp/gown1_big.jpg

Lianachan
2008-Sep-05, 06:22 AM
"The Highland Dress" (kilt, tartan, etc..) is, I think, pretty well known globally. The modern ones are a relatively recent invention - particular tartans for individual clans, etc, has no historical merit whatsoever. The wearing of "the Highland dress" was made illegal in 1746, as part of the British government's measures to destroy Highland culture and society. Although the law was only in use for 36 years, it was very successful. In the early 1800's, the modern Highland dress started to appear and evolve after King George IV's visit to Scotland (he wore a kilt).

mfumbesi
2008-Sep-05, 06:57 AM
Oh this is so tempting....
I will bite.
The White guys wear khaki/beige shorts with either a khaki shirt or a two toned/coloured shirt (one colour being khaki/beige and the other green).
The Black guys wear jean/Dickies pants and Scotch shirts/branded t-shirts (you know the ones that says, "I love <enter arbitrary brand here>").

The list just goes on and on and on for the different races we have locally.
Here are some pics:
Dickies
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/Dickies_logo.gif

Khaki shirt
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:TTaTtMTuzArXZM:http://www.rangies.co.za/content/clothing/Ssleeve.jpg

Khaki pants/suit:
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:tThZsXSEOHChfM:http://www.charlesforsdick.co.za/images/bush2_new.jpg

novaderrik
2008-Sep-05, 07:56 AM
The State clothing of Oregon is denim jeans. People go to Yom Kippur services in Jeans.
they have Yom Kippur services in Oregon?

Paracelsus
2008-Sep-05, 10:01 AM
I so live in the wrong country :)

Depends on who's wearing the dental floss bikini, doesn't it? :lol:

Neverfly
2008-Sep-05, 10:01 AM
I think the Amish still wear them regularly...

ETA:Seems that Paracelsus and I posted at the same time... This comment was not a reply to Paracelsus. It was a comment on the Colonial US Attire...

djellison
2008-Sep-05, 10:02 AM
Does your country have a national costume, traditional or modern? :)

A shirt of your local football team, with vomit on it, usually.

That's the UK's national dress, anyway.

Salty
2008-Sep-05, 11:04 AM
In the Sovereign Republic of Texas, national dress comprises, from the head down, Stetson hat; bandana around neck; western (usually plaid) shirt; blue jeans with western belt and buckle; and western boots.

Notice, every adjective is western:
not Southern.

My part of Texas is not Southern. My town's motto is: "Where the west begins".

Yep.

Neverfly
2008-Sep-05, 11:06 AM
What we from the REAL west call "drug store Cowboys";)

JMV
2008-Sep-05, 11:21 AM
The authentic national costume (http://www.hs.fi/english/article/The+authentic+national+costume/1135230220208)

Salty
2008-Sep-05, 11:52 AM
What we from the REAL west call "drug store Cowboys";)

A main way you can tell a Texan or westerner from wannabee, weekend and drugstore cowboys: the former take off their hats inside and at table. They also have more respect for others, than the latter.

I've never broke a bronc, but I did subdue a bucking horse I once rode. I've met real cowboys. I don't claim to make a living on or with a horse and llivestock, whether rodeo or agriculturual. But, being born and reared in Texas, I have a right to wear our traditional costume, now.

So, be nice, then. Since you're from Austin, you, too, may wear our traditional costume.:whistle:

And, with this post, folks, I retire to work this weekend. I aim to return Monday night, barring the unforeseen.

geonuc
2008-Sep-05, 01:23 PM
I think you could argue that, for men anyway, the national costume of the USA is the suit & tie.

When I become president/dictator, that will change and everybody will be required to wear t-shirts, preferably ones that say:

"Cthulhu for President - Why Settle for the Lesser Evil"

Swift
2008-Sep-05, 02:19 PM
Originally Posted by mike alexander
The State clothing of Oregon is denim jeans. People go to Yom Kippur services in Jeans.
they have Yom Kippur services in Oregon?
Yes, and all three of the Jews in the state attend. :p

Matherly
2008-Sep-05, 02:25 PM
western belt and buckle

You forgot to mention that the belt buckle should be at least 6 inches in diameter.

There are some things I really miss about Texas. Fashion isn't one of them.

Swift
2008-Sep-05, 02:33 PM
I don't know that I have a national costume, but I think this is my professional costume (http://www.jacksofscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/mad_scientist.gif).

cosmocrazy
2008-Sep-05, 02:38 PM
A shirt of your local football team, with vomit on it, usually.

That's the UK's national dress, anyway.

I think you could be right! :lol: well at least thats the way the rest of Europe sees us! :(

Its interesting to see how different cultures adopt different styles. I guess mostly to suit what is required for the environment. Although it never made much sense to me for the Scots to wear kilts, its bloody cold in Scotland!! (i guess they must be hard!) but very beautiful. :)

I did visit Scotland on one occasion and it was really hot for a few days over the wk end. I had a little swim in Loch Lomond, now that was cold..!! :)

cosmocrazy
2008-Sep-05, 02:40 PM
I don't know that I have a national costume, but I think this is my professional costume (http://www.jacksofscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/mad_scientist.gif).

Now then Swift, you know thats just your own self portrait!! :lol: :lol:

Argos
2008-Sep-05, 03:04 PM
My previous comment was something of a tongue-in-cheek play with a stereotype that commonly frame my country“s women. :)

Now, seriously, we“re a multicultural immigrant country, with a large territory. The various communities that settled here on the various immigration waves [like the Germans, Italians, Spanish, Polish, the Gipsy, etc...] have inherited the traditions of their ancestors and display ethnic costumes in meaningful celebrations throughout the country, around the year. The Afro-Brazilian community also have a traditional women“s costume immortalized by the Luso-Brazilian artist Carmen Miranda (http://www.musicweb-international.com/nostalgia/2003/Sept03/Carmen_Miranda.htm), characterized by a long, lacy, layered, white dress [although there are colored variations], used with an arrangement of flowers and fruits on the head.

The day-to-day wear down here is like that of any other western nation.

sarongsong
2008-Sep-05, 03:08 PM
...and a baseball cap.What is the U.S. obsession with these about?---they're EVERYwhere! :)

Neverfly
2008-Sep-05, 03:11 PM
What is the U.S. obsession with these about?---they're EVERYwhere! :)

Covers our baldness:neutral:

Extravoice
2008-Sep-05, 03:13 PM
In these parts, it would appear that if you are a teenager you must wear a black tee shirt. Musical band logo is optional.

Extravoice
2008-Sep-05, 03:15 PM
Covers our baldness:neutral:

Hair Alternative Therapy?

Neverfly
2008-Sep-05, 03:16 PM
Hair Alternative Therapy?

Cheaper than Implants...


...allows quick reversion when you come across a girl that thinks bald is sexy.

Swift
2008-Sep-05, 05:02 PM
Originally Posted by Swift
I don't know that I have a national costume, but I think this is my professional costume.Now then Swift, you know thats just your own self portrait!! :lol: :lol:
Not quite.... I have a beard and I don't usually wear a tie in the lab (sort of like the No Capes rule for superheros). But other than that, yeah, dead on. Oh, and by the way....
YOU FOOLS, I'LL DESTROY YOU ALL!

tdvance
2008-Sep-05, 06:02 PM
baseball caps are--cheap, have a sun visor, less bulky than most hats--so they have high utility value.

Of course the "sun visor" part is useless if you wear it backward.....

Extravoice
2008-Sep-05, 06:40 PM
Of course the "sun visor" part is useless if you wear it backward.....

In that case, it can prevent sunburn on your neck. :)

redshifter
2008-Sep-05, 09:47 PM
In these parts, it would appear that if you are a teenager you must wear a black tee shirt. Musical band logo is optional.


Along with pants so baggy they won't stay up under any circumstances.

novaderrik
2008-Sep-05, 11:22 PM
baseball caps are--cheap, have a sun visor, less bulky than most hats--so they have high utility value.

Of course the "sun visor" part is useless if you wear it backward.....
back when i was a teenager and had long hair, i wore a baseball cap backwards so it would keep my hair out of my eyes while i was showing off how much smarter i was than the teachers. then, when i got out of school and started spending more time outside, the hat got flipped around to keep the sun out of my eyes while also keeping the hair out of them. then the hair started to go away and i cut the rest, and my current hat does triple duty keeping the sun out of my eyes, covering the shiny spot on the top of my head, and showing off my loyalty to Chevrolet's racing endeavors.

sarongsong
2008-Sep-05, 11:37 PM
baseball caps are--cheap...Mostly... :)
...The world's most expensive baseball cap used to belong to Yankees legend, Lou Gehrig. It sold for over £100,000 in 1999.
baseball cap trivia (http://www.capitate.co.uk/baseball_cap_trivia.htm)

mike alexander
2008-Sep-06, 12:20 AM
they have Yom Kippur services in Oregon?

And Rosh Hashanna, too!

Last year the services we attended in Portland had 400-500 people there.

More than enough to play hide the afikomen with Swift and a dumpster.

HenrikOlsen
2008-Sep-07, 09:57 AM
In the early 1800's, the modern Highland dress started to appear and evolve after King George IV's visit to Scotland (he wore a kilt).
I'm guessing it's getting a revival now it's been adopted by another celebrity (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1605081344/nm0000168).:whistle:

Nadme
2008-Sep-07, 11:55 AM
Does your country have a national costume, traditional or modern? :)

Blue jeans and T-shirt. :) Even if I rarely wear them myself.

Very locally, dark colors are preferred. A lot of dressing down.

Nadme
2008-Sep-07, 12:01 PM
Regarding baseball caps, sarongsong asks:


What is the U.S. obsession with these about?---they're EVERYwhere!

My husband has a dozen of them. They're comfortable, gently form-fitting to the head and the stiff bill provides very good shade relief from sunshine.

Back home in Iowa (and the Midwest generally), "seed caps" are preferred. They're similiar in cut/style to a baseball cap, except come in generally green and other "nature" colors, and bear the logos of agricultural seed companies and/or farm equipment companies (John Deere).

Wolf-S
2008-Sep-07, 02:22 PM
Something like this, even though there are many versions:
http://www.erm.ee/vanast/naitus/rahvariided/rahvas33.jpg
National/folk costumes is not something you would encounter every day, but they are worn on parties in most schools, for instance, and basically on any occasion that involves national culture. I'm not sure if it's possible to pick only one and say it's the national costume. :think:

Some general information from estonica.org (http://www.estonica.org/eng/lugu.html?menyy_id=100&kateg=41&alam=55&leht=9)

Parrothead
2008-Sep-07, 02:52 PM
Canada - It probably involves a hockey jersey and touque. ;)

My parents' homeland see Wolf-S' post.

captain swoop
2008-Sep-07, 11:12 PM
Lovely English Chav (http://www.makebelievecostumes.co.uk/largeimage.asp)

sarongsong
2008-Sep-08, 01:11 AM
Couldn't get there from that link (only the "Make Believe" logo appeared), had to drop back to here (http://www.makebelievecostumes.co.uk/)...

Ivan Viehoff
2008-Sep-08, 11:23 AM
I think the point that is being made by my co-nationals is that there are not forms of national dress in common use in England.

One could say that Morning Dress, Black Tie, White Tie, etc, fulfil the role that national dress would have in other places, eg, are worn in similar circumstances when a Scot would wear Highland Dress. But they are not specific to this country, so they are not "national".

But there are some modes of attire specific to England, used for certain festivals, dances, and so forth, so to my mind are a form of English national dress, even if they are not in very widespread use, and most people wouldn't be seen dead in it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_dancing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearly_Kings_and_Queens

Bolasanibk
2008-Sep-08, 11:49 AM
Indian National Costume:

Dhoti Kurta
http://tajonline.tolshop.com/v1/product_images/abp1234_large.jpg

Saree
http://ebestasia.com/images/Embroidery_Saree.jpg

Also depending on the region we find variations of these.

Bharat

Salty
2008-Sep-09, 10:33 AM
You forgot to mention that the belt buckle should be at least 6 inches in diameter.

There are some things I really miss about Texas. Fashion isn't one of them.

I've seen all sizes of belt buckles. Mine are about 3" x 4".

Actually, even in Texas, there's more than one traditional costume, because we have a few original natives, here. And, also, a deep Hispanic culture...the Latino's have great traditional clothing, for the Mariachi bands members.

Drunk Vegan
2008-Sep-09, 07:35 PM
The authentic national costume (http://www.hs.fi/english/article/The+authentic+national+costume/1135230220208)

I think we should send as many scientists as possible to Finland to study possible disruptions to spacetime causality. Because if I'm not mistaken, the Finns are caught in some kind of 1980's timewarp.

PetersCreek
2008-Sep-09, 08:27 PM
Up here, the various Alaska Native cultures have their own traditional style of dress.

For other Alaskans, especially those who work and play hard, the norm is often Carhartts (http://www.carhartt.com). I wear 'em when I'm doing yard or home improvement work, such as my current master bath remodel.

During the week, my government job "costume" consists of dress slacks, shirt, and tie...with the occasional sport coat or suit thrown in as I feel like it or when a muckitymuck is in town.

When I'm out fishing, it's clothing of technical fabric, chest waders, and fly fishing vest.

sarongsong
2008-Sep-09, 08:57 PM
...if I'm not mistaken, the Finns are caught in some kind of 1980's timewarp."Beam me up, Scotty!" :)
...Finns have one of the world's most generous systems of state-funded educational, medical and welfare services, from pregnancy to the end of life. They pay nothing for education at any level, including medical school or law school. Their medical care, which contributes to an infant mortality rate that is half of ours [USA] and a life expectancy greater than ours, costs relatively little...senior citizens are well cared for. Unemployment benefits are good and last, in one form or another, indefinitely...
Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/05/AR2005080502015.html)

Drunk Vegan
2008-Sep-09, 08:59 PM
I'm aware of their high standard of living, etc.

I was just commenting that clothing-wise they appear to be straight out of a sitcom circa 1985.

Elenwen
2008-Sep-09, 10:24 PM
http://www.operaandballet.com/photos_info/theatre/nat_rus_show/rus_show7.jpg

Neverfly
2008-Sep-09, 10:59 PM
What a silly costume! I mean really, who would wear a Purple Tie?!?!

cosmocrazy
2008-Sep-09, 11:18 PM
What a silly costume! I mean really, who would wear a Purple Tie?!?!

Hey I've got a tie like that!! :lol:

And the yellow shoes to match!

JustAFriend
2008-Sep-10, 03:33 PM
National Costume of Florida:

http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

tdvance
2008-Sep-10, 04:53 PM
Only in South Beach!

jokergirl
2008-Sep-10, 05:02 PM
Argh! I hate you guys!

Here's me in "national costume":

http://joker.mirar.org/P?loc=fotojunk/dirndl2.jpg&get=s

For the record, I hated Dirndls whenever I was forced to wear them as a kid. Now that I'm grown up, I can appreciate that they're cut to emphasize women's hm... qualities and hide their uh... imperfections, but I'm still deeply suspicious of the colour combinations going on.

And don't get me started on Lederhosen.

Sweden has created their own abominations on the same theme, but some things the world should be left in darkness about.

;)

Salty
2008-Sep-10, 09:02 PM
What is the U.S. obsession with these about?---they're EVERYwhere! :)

I forgot to mention, the baseball cap is an accepted and well used substitute for Western hat, with the Texas traditional costume.

To answer your question:
!. They are so handy.
2. Do not require much space to store.
3. Can be worn so many different ways.
4. They can display the wearer's choice of logo.
5. And they are economically priced.

Go and buy one, and see if you like it.:lol:

John Jones
2008-Sep-10, 09:55 PM
What is the U.S. obsession with these about?---they're EVERYwhere! :)

They're cheaper and easier to wear than cowboy hats.

John Jones
2008-Sep-10, 10:04 PM
In these parts, it would appear that if you are a teenager you must wear a black tee shirt. Musical band logo is optional.


It camouflages the rolls of fat at any age! (or so they tell me).

Drunk Vegan
2008-Sep-11, 12:05 AM
I'm only wearing black until they come out with something darker.

Whirlpool
2008-Sep-11, 04:56 AM
National Costume of Florida:

http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

uhh... what is it?

eric_marsh
2008-Sep-11, 12:19 PM
I was on a sailing trip a month or so ago and got a bunch of photos (http://www.me.com/gallery/#100179). One of them was this guy in what I guess you could call a national costume.

http://www.me.com/ro/emarsh/Galleries/100179/DSC01637/web.jpg?ver=12179363320004

geonuc
2008-Sep-12, 11:40 AM
Argh! I hate you guys!

Here's me in "national costume":

For the record, I hated Dirndls whenever I was forced to wear them as a kid. Now that I'm grown up, I can appreciate that they're cut to emphasize women's hm... qualities and hide their uh... imperfections, but I'm still deeply suspicious of the colour combinations going on.
I take it you're wearing a dirndl? It looks perfectly nice, at least on you.

jokergirl
2008-Sep-12, 11:44 AM
Yep, I am.

At least it's in my favourite colours for clothes, red and black. My grandma would force me to wear one in the traditional colours of the village she vacationed in, pink, purple and green. :barf:

;)

captain swoop
2008-Sep-12, 01:37 PM
Baseball caps are universal in the UK as well, along with T-shirt and Jeans.

Drunk Vegan
2008-Sep-12, 04:12 PM
In the UK, shouldn't it be called a "cricket hat" though? :)

John Mendenhall
2008-Sep-12, 04:45 PM
A shirt of your local football team, with vomit on it, usually.

That's the UK's national dress, anyway.

Same as the U.S., just a different kind of football.

closetgeek
2008-Sep-12, 04:57 PM
uhh... what is it?

For a girl, it doesn't matter what size you are, the shorts or pants you are wearing have to be three sizes too small so even the skinniest girl has the appearance of a bulging middle.

For a guy anything goes

Drunk Vegan
2008-Sep-12, 05:00 PM
^ I'd note that girls are more than capable of buying clothes that are actually the right size. That they choose not to is certainly a welcome gift but I'd say be comfortable - torturing yourself and giving yourself a phantom gut seems a little silly.

cosmocrazy
2008-Sep-12, 10:07 PM
Same as the U.S., just a different kind of football.

Yep! :lol:

That has always got me about the differences in these 2 great sports that share the same name.
No offense but how come in the U.S its called football when the ball is predominantly carried or thrown by hand? :o

Neverfly
2008-Sep-12, 10:39 PM
in the U.S its called football when the ball is predominantly carried or thrown by hand? :o

Maybe because once in a while they kick it?

Or maybe because the ball is carried on foot?

I always thought that Football was more appropriate as a name for soccer than for "HandBall".

sarongsong
2008-Sep-12, 10:45 PM
...how come in the U.S its called football when the ball is predominantly carried or thrown by hand? :oWikiAnswers.com:
This question has not been answered yet. (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_it_called_football_when_98_percent_of_the_g ame_is_played_with_the_hands_instead_of_the_feet[/url) http://www.bautforum.com/images/icons/icon10.gif

cosmocrazy
2008-Sep-12, 11:07 PM
Maybe because once in a while they kick it?

Or maybe because the ball is carried on foot?

Yes i guess that might be a fair point.



I always thought that Football was more appropriate as a name for soccer than for "HandBall".

You've lost me on this one?

In the U.K we call soccer "football" and use the term "American football" for the U.S sport. The most similar sport being "rugby" in the U.K. :)

tdvance
2008-Sep-13, 02:44 AM
partial answer:

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_(word)

"An alternative explanation has it that the word originally referred to a variety of games in medieval Europe, which were played on foot.[5] These sports were usually played by peasants, as opposed to the horse-riding sports more often enjoyed by aristocrats." ... "In some cases, the word has been applied to games which involved carrying a ball and specifically banned kicking."

Drunk Vegan
2008-Sep-13, 05:53 PM
Go peasants! WOOT!

closetgeek
2008-Sep-13, 06:09 PM
Only in South Beach!

but don't whistle or catcall, lest you feel like spending your day in jail.

ginnie
2008-Sep-13, 06:28 PM
In my country it is plaid flannel button up shirts, jeans, hiking boots, and those fuzzy hats with tie up ear flaps. Our main form of architecture is the igloo, and sled dogs are the customary form of transportation. The only beverage we drink is beer, and we add 'eh?' to the end of every sentence, eh? We have 11 months of snow, and 1 month of poor sledding.We worship the Beaver God of Winter, also known as He-Who-Make-Snow-Dump. We use Monopoly Money as real money, and every snow ballin' one of us could be a comedian on Saturday Night Live. The cops give out the marijuana they bust out in the street, and last year a man married his pig, who was his daughter. We do have gay Marriage, but we are real stick in the muds.
Yes, sir, I love Canada, eh?
...we use Canadian Tire money too...
BTW my igloo melted this summer.

alexvorn2
2008-Sep-14, 07:19 PM
Yep. - It's Dolce & Gabana

captain swoop
2008-Sep-15, 07:58 PM
Yes i guess that might be a fair point.



You've lost me on this one?

In the U.K we call soccer "football" and use the term "American football" for the U.S sport. The most similar sport being "rugby" in the U.K. :)


Which is properly called Rugby Football.

cosmocrazy
2008-Sep-15, 10:19 PM
Which is properly called Rugby Football.

Now thats what i like about this board! You learn something new everyday! :)

I have heard that term used but didn't even consider it. Thank you Captain! :)

captain swoop
2008-Sep-16, 09:07 AM
Well, it was invented at Rugby School.

There are 2 'codes' in the UK

Rugby Union which is mainly the Amateur game and until fairly recently even the International players were amateur.

And Rugby League. Mainly a Northern Pro game, the teams have 13 players instead of 15 and there are rules about tackling and scrummage that allows for a faster game, mor eexciting for the spectators.

There's a guy at out club played International for England (B team and A team subs) and a big local Union club. He laso played League under his brothers name.

mugaliens
2008-Sep-16, 07:05 PM
Argh! I hate you guys!

Here's me in "national costume"

You have my vote.

I think someone else in my local area has been reading this thread, as I just read a letter to the editor today in the Stars and Stripes about respect for national costumes (ie, if you're an American, don't don lederhosen with the boys and get trashed while out on the town). Apparently, such distaste is an affront to their costumes, just as it would be if someone were to either dress in a parodied soldier's uniform, or were to go out on the town wearing an authentic uniform without belonging to the service.

Parrothead
2009-Jul-09, 05:19 PM
There was the earlier pic, here's Estonian costumes in motion, from last weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I00bLIM7-HM&feature=related&pos=1

Brings back memories, I took part in the 1990 festival.

Perikles
2009-Jul-09, 06:24 PM
Which is properly called Rugby Football.To distinguish it from Association Football, later shortened to 'soccer'.

AndrewJ
2009-Jul-09, 06:43 PM
Does your country have a national costume, traditional or modern? :)

Out west a beard is the order of the day, thick and wooly (like Al Pacino in Serpico) rather than archly trimmed (like George Michael).

DonM435
2009-Jul-09, 06:43 PM
Furthermore, the American Football players who actually kick the football are likely the only Europeans or Latin Americans on the team.

danscope
2009-Jul-09, 07:10 PM
Hi, I'm from Rhode Island. Our costume is a large quahog rake (used to dig clams locally known as quahogs). Pronounced 'kwah-hawg'. These make chowder. Also, the hat is a took, a knitted cap, along with bib coveralls
and fishing boots. :)
Dan

Tucson_Tim
2009-Jul-09, 07:15 PM
A straight jacket and a cowboy hat.

DonM435
2009-Jul-09, 08:24 PM
My country is . . . let's see . . . Florida. Native dress is a Hawaiian shirt with shorts. Go figure.