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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Wanda_the_Wonder, Jul 5, 2020.
Don't ever see this in continental Europe - not that I've been looking.
You must like it, to be so interested. Please explain your reasons for this.
You've never seen something you don't look at. In terms of profundity, that's set me up for the day, that has.
You're a woman of the opposite sex Wanda, don't you find the curve of a man's bottom attractive? I mean some women must, there are a lot of babies out there.
Oh yes you do. In France it's called the sourire de plombier (plumber's smile) and an enterprising Frenchman even invented a type of boxer shorts with a very wide elasticated wasitband in order to keep the coin slot hidden (although I don't think it has caught on).
The Germans, I think, call it Der Bauarbeiter-dekolleté (plumbers' crack ).
The Italians call it the pencil holder (il portapenne) and the Spanish describe it as the builder's piggy bank.
Evidence of the problem and solution from Germany
There is definitely a crack in the OP's argument.
I'm creasing up, here!
I can see both sides.
It begins early on in school when certain factions refuse to wear belts to keep their shirts tucked in.
Mr Dunty is afflicted by it, and he's not a builder.
It was a fashion statement popularised in Ancient Rome by Gluteus Maximus.
Handy for cyclists.
Getting to the bottom of this is crucial for the wellbeing of our nation
Well, well, well. You learn something everyday. Just that I have never spotted this on my European wanderings.
It is quite simply because most if not all men buy jeans or trousers which are comfortable to wear (a little loose fitting or just the correct size) rather than a few sizes too short to pretend they are slimmer than they are.
So yep, as they bend the jeans slip down rather than dig deep into your belly and have you cry in pain as you lose your breath. (Very important if you have a bag of bricks to put down, too!)
But, where are the underpants? Some builders don't wear them, I know.
Mr Dunty wears 'em, but they seem to disappear! It's a mystery!
I saw one in France once, bloke with a builder's bum. We were at a breakfast cafe on a side street and he fell off his ladder right on top of the table next to us. No more work for him on that day, as he had to get carted off with injuries, poor bloke-a complete pain in the backside!
Or maybe it was a croissant.
Who was often in a sticky situation.