Saturday, March 24, 2007

Wife Lovers

I propose an official moratorium on the phrase "wife beater," and suggest we revert back to the traditional "A-Shirt". Its a much more appropriate and pleasing option, don't you think?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Mr. C said...

I said "a-shirt" to someone yesterday and they had no idea what I was talking about. That's unfortunate, so I'm with this plan.

9:03 AM  
Blogger christopher said...

every time i hear wife beater i think of red necks and gangstas.

i like the use of a-shirt makes me think of a-frame houses, hehe. but i usually just call them tanks.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

I am a wife beater sayer. I can't (read: won't) help it. However, I ONLY call the white ribbed thin Hanes-like tanks WBers. I think it emphasizes the idea that, alone, these type of shirts shouldn't be worn in public, unless you're Kevin Federline. Of course, this is a harsh judgement - I shouldn't talk.

11:33 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

John Mariano, theatre prof, said that he took offense to wife beater, because of the racist connotation the phrase had...

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

coming from Northern California and Georgia - I think it's more classist than anything. I actually think of white trailer-trash and ranch dressing when I think wife beater. That may come from years of waiting tables at a dennys in Tracy CA.

3:13 PM  

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