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« Reply #135 on: June 28, 2013, 08:26:03 PM »

Pssh!  I have given up on this struggle.  I just buy my socks all the same color and buy a new pack of socks every several weeks.  That way, it makes no difference at all..   White Hanes no show socks are all the same. 

Heaven help me if they discontinue my style.
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« Reply #136 on: June 29, 2013, 06:21:38 AM »

the alternative is to make odd socks a fashion statement I guess Tongue
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« Reply #137 on: June 29, 2013, 07:46:06 AM »

I know a few people who have tried.  Grin
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« Reply #138 on: July 03, 2013, 06:40:21 AM »

I know a few people who have tried.  Grin

mostly people don't notice. I have a pair of socks with faces on lefft and right sides (of a cat) I think. no one sees cos of the trousers.
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« Reply #139 on: July 03, 2013, 06:53:04 AM »

mostly people don't notice. I have a pair of socks with faces on lefft and right sides (of a cat) I think. no one sees cos of the trousers.
I think you are right - except that is if you were Pippi Långstrump* stockings and shorts or a mini... Grin

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« Reply #140 on: July 03, 2013, 10:29:53 AM »

Off topic: Interesting.In the US, she's called Pippi Longstocking.  I guess Americans are too ignorant to use her proper name.

BOT, sort of:   While we're on the subject of socks, let me share the wisdom of my friend L. "The only place for a white sock is inside a tennis shoe."  Words to live by.You can't say it too many times.

BOT,mostly: I used to work with a guy who never bothered to match his socks. He bought only white tube socks (which he wore with trainers or sneakers or whatever they're called where you live) The tube socks had various colors of stripes around the top, but the stripes were always hidden by his pants, so he didn't care. Mismatched socks would have freaked me out, but he had absolutely zero stress about socks.  There's a lot to be said for any   approach that gives you zero stress.
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« Reply #141 on: July 03, 2013, 03:12:44 PM »

yes, on account of the movie with the anglicised name.  They were supposed to have stopped that in the late 60s (new immigrants were still being given English names Tongue Tongue Tongue )
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« Reply #142 on: July 03, 2013, 03:13:06 PM »

BTW I remember the original books from when I was a child...
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« Reply #143 on: July 03, 2013, 03:43:20 PM »

When I was little, there were books and a movie all under the anglicized name.  *sigh*
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« Reply #144 on: July 03, 2013, 05:42:36 PM »

When I was little, there were books and a movie all under the anglicized name.  *sigh*
I bet it was actually the swedes that did it - thinking that no one would be interested in the Swedish version.
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« Reply #145 on: July 03, 2013, 06:29:20 PM »

Given that Pippi became famous in the Us in the early seventies, they may very well have been right.
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« Reply #146 on: July 03, 2013, 07:10:57 PM »

so how would be do with renaming Shakespear to shakepeace so that we can market him better with the anti-violence crowd Tongue

In the US everything is subject to marketing, its what rules - but that's not the case everywhere.

For example, who wrote "The Jungle Book"?
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« Reply #147 on: July 03, 2013, 07:26:00 PM »

Walt Disney.  Shocked Grin

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« Reply #148 on: July 03, 2013, 11:42:28 PM »

Walt Disney.  Shocked Grin


well that's what it says on the movie credits doesn't it?
In England that would cause a rumpus but people don't really care in the states.  Another example in the same vein is Winnie the pooh.  The original books are masterpieces of literature in their own right and for many years the Milne family protected the legacy - but once Christopher Robin (yes, there really was a son of the author) sold out (he hated Pooh) Disney had no restraint and turned the classic into yet more Americana.

To understand why it bothers me, imagine if the British decided to re-write Hemmingway or Abraham Lincoln - or ascribe works to them that they did not do what the reaction would be here.
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« Reply #149 on: July 04, 2013, 01:48:27 AM »

I was just kidding.  I don't actually know what the credits say, but I assume Rudyard Kipling is in there somewhere.*shrug*  Easy enough to google.
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