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