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Re: T-shirts

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Monday, September 16, 2002, 11:53
On Fri, 13 Sep 2002 03:06, Roger Mills wrote:
> I don't know, but I suspect European sizes are based on something metric??? > US sizes (of shirts, jackets etc) are based on the circumference of your > chest in inches. > Your 44-46 sounds like it might be half the circumference (88-92 = 34-36 > in.-- that indeed sounds like a Small, but just guessing; and as I say, > they may shrink). > > Even in the US, it's getting difficult to find a proper-size T-shirt. Most > of them are made in strange furrin countries, with little conception of how > big most Americans (and Europeans) are, and I've gotten the impression they > sometimes mark the sizes at random ;-)
Of course, everybody knows clothes should be sized in terms of random fractions of a megatonne. Ie, one quarter of one fiftieth of two hundredths of a megatonne, three fifths of two twenty-thirds of five eightths of a quarter of a megatonne, five sixtieths of a quarter-billionth of a half of a megatonne, etc. It's easy when you know how, and besides, it's a certified skills shortage which the bosses can jump up and down and bleat and whine about, and get tax deductions for. (-; Don't mind the sarcastic tone, nor the sarcastic smile - bagging the bosses for welfare fraud is one of the few joys of life I still have left! <8^} Wesley Parish -- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."