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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Of Budgie Smugglers and Banana Hammocks.

After reading about Ray and Fran's weekend getaway to Nottingham I was introduced to the term "Budgie Smugglers". Now I could guess at what Fran was talking about but those of us in the Americas, although familiar with the concept, were unaware of this particular slang. Although I think Fran was just referring to form fitting undergarments the term refers to something we all know and love, the Speedo bathing suit.


Now someone had mentioned that in 'Merica we just call it a Speedo (I think it was Yank in Australia), but the actual slang is "Banana Hammock" (there's even a website). So, much like Coke or Xerox, the brand name has become a descriptor for the thing itself.


Hmm I wonder if Posties Rejects will come up with some other garment to help identify them at shows?

No missing someone at Salute in these bad boys.
And now some gratuitous pictures of said garment in action. Those of you with weak constitutions may wish to look away.

Make fun of my swim trunks, I F#$%ing dare you!
I won't say I look like Daniel Craig, but I wear a similar style of trunks to the pool/ beach. I used to wear what we call board shorts, but I'm not a surfer and the super long baggy fabric just holds water and is generally uncomfortable when out of the water.


An artists rendition of Fran and Ray's trip to Nottingham.


Getting ready to play Call of Duty?

And a message for you from Samuel L. Jackson if you are still using Captcha.


20 comments:

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    1. Sorry Scotty. Maybe I should have put some pictures of beefier physiques.

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  2. Sean - you do realise that you will be getting sent lots of bills for eye-bleach and mind-bleach for posting those photos don't you?

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    1. Hi Tamsin, you post a couple of pictures of bears in budgie smugglers and every one needs eye bleach.;)

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  3. Bleedin hell Sean what are you doing!!!! those things are not fit to be seen in public ---- off the heuy!!

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    1. Sorry Andrew, I'll find the antidote and post it.

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  4. I think Borat away and I see a very nice picture! :-D
    I'm trying to say something possitive of this post Sean! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Yes Peter, the power of positive thinking.

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  5. Oh good lord, the idea of Ray & Francis walking around Salute 2014 in Union Jack under crackers! I may have nightmares.

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    1. Yes Michael, but it would be instantly recognizable.

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  6. Your a sick boy Sean showing all this man porn!!! Sick I tell you!!!!

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