Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Methinks I’ve taken too many pain meds

I thought about this today.

What is the proper term? All I ever seem to hear is “Jean Jacket” in reference to one of these:

jean jacket

But I always use the term “denim.” It this the fashion policewoman in me? Or the textile know-it-all? I certainly don’t know it all when it comes to textiles, but I always wonder how the word “denim” isn’t in more common usage. Like, for example, Liz Lemon on 30 Rock. She said “jean jacket” and I thought in my head “denim, DENIM!!”


Well at least I still know how to tie my shoes. Or buckle my Birkenstocks.


Speaking of Birkenstocks,  if one comes from Seattle is he truly called a “Seattle-ite,” like unto the Lamanites and the Nephites of ancient times? What about a “Washingtonian”? I don’t know if I have heard of any other way to express one’s northwest heritage. I suppose this will be my next dinner table topic of choice, right along with “who would win in a cage match, a tiger or a bear? John Stewart or Stephen Colbert? Binky the Clown or Krusty the Clown? Etc.


Jess Hammond said...

you may want to start detoxing at some point.

Vanessa Swenson said...

I bet we could do an isogloss for denim vs. jeans jacket.

Also, I think I used to say jeans jacket when I was a kid and now I usually say denim, so maybe it's a generation thing, and I'm the bridgegapper?