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Re: Pasties
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0996  Sunday, 13 June 1999.

From:           David Kathman <
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Date:           Friday, 11 Jun 1999 11:13:03 -0500
Subject: 10.0985 Various
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0985 Various

Matthew Steggle wrote:

>"The dancers have been forced to wear at least a G-string and pasties."
>
>Can this be right?
>
>To Brits, "pasties" are a sort of crusty version of a meat pie. Clearly
>it means something different in Florida.
>
>At least, I hope it does...
>
>Cheers,
>Matt

Ah, transatlantic language differences strike again.  The British
"pasties" are completely unknown in the U.S., where the term refers to a
small patch worn over a woman's (usually a stripper's) nipples,
generally to provide a minimum amount of covering in order to comply
with anti-nudity laws while still leaving most of the breast exposed.

Transatlantically yours,
Dave Kathman

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