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Zombitogs

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ZZZOM-bee-tawgz (pronounced slowly, with an spooky inflection)

Sentence: Jean-Luc was reluctant to discard his old cabana wear, elephant bells, Lazarus jeans or Nehru jacket because he was SURE they would complete the great "Circle of Life" and be trendy once again. His daughter considered them ZOMBITOGS and looked askance when he asked her if she'd seen his dickie. Undaunted, Jean-Luc donned his tie-dyed t-shirt, slipped on his Earth shoes and denim jacket, then stumbled down to the wharfside beer garden where he pounded down a few bottles of fine Dominican rum and lamented the sartorial treasures which lay unappreciated in his fungi-filled basement. ZOMBITOGS INDEED !

Etymology: ZOMBIE+TOGS=ZOMBITOGS.....Zombie: Haitian Creole term meaning a supernatural power or ectoplasm able to enter and re-animate a dead person or fashion accessory.....Togs: colloquial term meaning "clothing"

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.aperfectworld.org/sears.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 02:15:00

Ha! "Dickie!" My dad had a few AND a couple times in the winter my mom would shove one of them in my white uniform school blouse...you know when I seemed to be coming down with a cold? Wow...talk about flashback...ha - lumina, 2008-09-15: 05:45:00

metrohumanx I presume you survived Catholic school? - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:25:00

metrohumanx PS- I never wore a "dickie"....I preferred the cold war look- white turtleneck and sports jacket. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-15: 15:27:00

Zombitogs...need zombitogs, must have zombitogs...I am getting sleepy. Just kidding and I too love the word dickie...who the heck thought of that idea? I mean it's not as if a full turtleneck is called a Richard, is it? - Nosila, 2008-09-15: 21:41:00

metrohumanx I know...it's embarrassing to even say "dickie"....My misguided friend once bought a pair of BAN-LON socks whick were kinda filmy and had florescent green pinstripes, too...they actually BURNED away from his foot when he tried to stomp out flaming newspaper. His name was Fast Eddie. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-16: 03:44:00

Yes, I survived eight years of Catholic school AND?????????? Your "cold war" style was my brother's Confirmation "get up." ha - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:48:00

metrohumanx Dominic- Go frisk 'em..... - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:35:00

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Reattire

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ri:ə'taɪə/

Sentence: The girl tried to explain her father that the skirt she was wearing was one of her mother's reattires.

Etymology: REATTIRE. n. From Re (Pref. Again; anew. Backward; back) + Attire (Clothing or array; apparel)

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COMMENTS:

Everything old is new again.... - Nosila, 2008-09-15: 21:37:00

Good one. - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:43:00

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Rewearhouse

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: re-wair-houz

Sentence: Julia rewearhoused her bell bottoms from the 70's, but it didn't work out because she couldn't squeeze in to them any longer.

Etymology: rewear + warehouse

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Hoardarize

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: Hor-da-ryze

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Fadshion

Created by: pendraghon

Pronunciation: fad-shun

Sentence: The fadshion wear of the 60's has made a come back.

Etymology: fad- trendy, the rage of the day 'shion- derived from fashion

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Moldfashioned

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mōldfashənd

Sentence: Gloria insisted on hanging onto her moldfashioned clothes, sure that they would come back into style. Unfortunately, when they did, she was in no shape to wear them. She tells people that the clothes shrunk but nobody really believes that.

Etymology: mold (a furry growth of minute fungal hyphae occurring typically in moist warm conditions) old-fashioned (not modern)

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Hautepants

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: haw-te - pants

Sentence: I can't believe that Marlene thans that she can hautepants herself back into that Nehru jacket. she's gained atleast 100 pounds saince it was in fashion.

Etymology: haute -pertaining to fashion + pants; a play on the word hot pants

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Garbaged

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Garb-ayjed

Sentence: Carol had saved all her clothes from the eighties in the hope that huge shoulder pads would one day come back into fashion. Her husband would often laugh at her collection, telling her that they were garbaged and she didn't have a hope. But Carol stood her ground knowing, that the day would come when she would have the last laugh.

Etymology: Garb(clothing) ORIGIN French from Italian garbo 'elegance' + Aged(having been subjected to ageing) = Garbaged

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COMMENTS:

I can identify....I have lots of aged garb. Garbage? - Mustang, 2008-09-15: 08:45:00

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Nostachic

Created by: deepbluenpurple

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Revogue

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ree voeg

Sentence: It is true that if you hang onto something long enough, it will come back into style. Sally was delighted to find a trunk of her Mom's swinging sixties and seventies clothes in the attic. Why pay top dollar for revogue copies, when she could get a whole new, skimpy wardrobe for free? That was the only way she could sneak past her father and convince him that she was the height of fashion, not out on the game. In the old days, he'd been so busy trying to get her Mom out of her clothes that he did not recognize them...EEWWWW!

Etymology: Re (to do again;repeat) & Vogue ( the popular taste at a given time) also sounds like revoke (annul by recalling or rescinding)

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