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Sunday, October 23, 2011

English in Pics: Who Wears the Trousers?


Hello!

I have been getting feedback from some of you, my lovely readers, and I know that you are now in love with snuggies. I am too. 
Today I would like to talk about trousers or, as they call them in America, pants. Worn by both genders, trousers offer protection and warmth for our legs and bums. Metaphorically, they are also a status symbol in a relationship. He or she is said to wear the trousers when he or she has the final say on pretty much everything. A little bit vague? I know. That's why I decided to break it down for you. 

You might be the one who wears the trousers in your relationship if you:
  • choose pizza toppings;
  • hold the remote (not applicable when there are two TV sets where you are);
  • select music while in a car;
  • get things scheduled for both of you (also without consulting your significant other);
  • pick the movie to watch in the movie theatre;
  • are a Leo, a Taurus or a Scorpio;
  • are single.

This definition is in no way scientific, but I hope it helps a bit. Just remember one thing: two people can't wear the trousers in the same relationship at the same time.



Now onto trousers in the literal sense of the word. There are couple of types to choose from, and I'm going to go over a few of them.

1. CARGO PANTS (US)/ CARGO TROUSERS (UK)
Cargo pants are baggy trousers with numerous pockets. They may come in handy in all-you-can-eat buffets but you're not going to be perceived as very fashion-forward if you decide to wear them.






2. CORDUROYS
Corduroys (cords for short) are also associated with comfort rather than having a fashion sense.
 





 3. SWEATPANTS (US)/ TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS (UK)
Sweatpants are a must have when you hang around your house. Don't forget a nice pair of fluffy slippers to go with them.











4. SLACKS
Slacks are worn at a prom, for work or school assemblies.









5. SKINNY JEANS/ SKINNIES
As the name suggests, skinny jeans are for skinny people. Their cut is extremely slim-fitting but the stretchy denim makes them more  wearable.




It should be noted that skinny jeans for boys are looser around the crotch so wearing doesn't make you sterile, as a lot of ignorant emo haters claim. (Urban Dictionary)



6. JEGGINGS
Jeggings are stretchy and tight-fitting like leggings but they look like a pair of jeans.



7. HOT PANTS
Hot pants are shorts that could not possibly be shorter (UD)



8. OVERALLS (US)/ DUNGAREES (UK)

Some people argue that dungarees should only be worn by pregnant women and plumbers and it is difficult not to agree with them. Definitely the least flattering cut of all.




That's all I've got for you today. Hope you enjoyed it :).

GLOSSARY:
feedback – opinie
a gender – płeć
warmth – ciepło
to wear the trousers/ to wear the pants – rządzić w rodzinie/ związku
to have the final say – ostatecznie decydować
vague – niejasne
to break something down – przeanalizować
a topping – dodatek to pizzy (kukurydza, pieczarki, oliwki itp)
not applicable – nie ma zastosowania
to schedule – planować, umawiać się
your significant other – druga połówka
to pick – wybierać
Taurus – Byk
now onto – a teraz przejdźmy to
literal – dosłowne
to go over – omówić
baggy – luźne
to come in handy – przydać się
perceived as – postrzegany jako
fashion-forward – modny, na czasie
for short  – w skrócie
associated with  – kojarzone z
a fashion sense  –  styl  
fluffy – puchate
slippers – kapcie
a prom – ball
a school assembly – apel
skinny – tut. szczupły
a cut  – krój
slim-fitting – obcisły, dopasowany
stretchy – elastyczny
denim – dżins
wearable – tut. wygodne
looser – luźniejsze
a crotch – krok
sterile – bezpłodny
tight-fitting – obcisły, dopasowany
plumbers – hydraulik
the least flattering cut – najmniej twarzowy krój

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