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« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2007, 02:23:46 pm »
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Weren't Kilt's originally from Greece?, along with the bagpipes

Rectangular pieces of cloth and reed instruments aren't exactly top technology. Lots of cultures developed them individually. If I'm not mistaken, the scottish kilts developed out of cloaks, worn a bit lower. Basically, their equivalent to low-riding jeans.
 

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« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2007, 02:58:45 pm »
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Rectangular pieces of cloth and reed instruments aren't exactly top technology. Lots of cultures developed them individually. If I'm not mistaken, the scottish kilts developed out of cloaks, worn a bit lower. Basically, their equivalent to low-riding jeans.


Nooo lol, they are from Greece (do ya home work)

The first Kilts were huge lengths of cloth (that could be used in a way not unlike a sleeping bag, if needed) that were sorta worn sari style, around the waist then over the shoulder, with a large pin to hold it being common in this case,
 

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« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2007, 03:53:26 pm »
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Nooo lol, they are from Greece (do ya home work)


Is it national drug testing day again? Or is this an inept reference to the Dad from "My big fat greek wedding"?
 

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« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2007, 03:51:54 am »
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Is it national drug testing day again? Or is this an inept reference to the Dad from "My big fat greek wedding"?


I don't think I like what your impling,

I've never see "My big fat greek wedding" but feel free to explain,


(I thought you may have know about Kilts, being in to Greek lit,)

Ho, and btw, I've never done any type of drugs, and never will thanks
 

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« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2007, 06:10:07 am »
Greek Lit? Me? Erm, nope, I just mentioned it once that if you want a definition of "epic", you should _ask_ a Greek Lit major, not an English major.

The dad in MBFGW was always insisting that everything was invented in (Ancient) Greece. And while the Greek, amongst countless others, have worn skirt-like clothing -- and still do --, this hasn't exactly influenced the belted plaid of the Scots. Like I said before, there's only so much ways to wear a blanket. Not that it wouldn't have been possible, as the kilt is a pretty late invention. So much about Gibsons WWW, once again...
 

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« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2007, 07:18:29 am »
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Greek Lit? Me? Erm, nope, I just mentioned it once that if you want a definition of "epic", you should _ask_ a Greek Lit major, not an English major.


Okay, that explains alot then doesn't it,

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The dad in MBFGW was always insisting that everything was invented in (Ancient) Greece. And while the Greek, amongst countless others, have worn skirt-like clothing -- and still do --, this hasn't exactly influenced the belted plaid of the Scots. Like I said before, there's only so much ways to wear a blanket. Not that it wouldn't have been possible, as the kilt is a pretty late invention. So much about Gibsons WWW, once again...


Thats total bullshit, lol

The Kilt came over from Greece the same time the bagpipes did,

The version you see now IS the later version of the (skirt like) kilt,
the orignal kilts were massive in comparison to the skirts of today

in fact, the way you would put on the first kilt was like this...
You would lay out on the floor the entire lenght of the kilt one long strip,
you would then get down and roll yourself in it (think cleopatra and carpet style) once rolled up in your kilt you then stood up and fasten a belt around your waist, then pushed down the rest of the top half of the kilt over the belt, bringing up the tail part over your shoulder, and fastened with a large pin, (this is all alot easier if you have a friend to help out)  

I've seen this done,
 

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« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2007, 10:04:32 am »
The wikiality is that kilts originated with the Norse.

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« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2007, 02:32:10 pm »
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The Kilt came over from Greece the same time the bagpipes did,

Sources?

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The version you see now IS the later version of the (skirt like) kilt,
the orignal kilts were massive in comparison to the skirts of today

I'm familiar with the breacan an fheilidh. That doesn't make it greek.
 

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« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2007, 10:17:57 am »
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Sources?.


Well if I had the sources on the net I would have pointed it out to you

But I was told by a Scottsman, and also saw in a documentry, (yeah I know what that sounds like, but it's true all the same)
 

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« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2007, 10:19:38 am »
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The wikiality is that kilts originated with the Norse.


I can't dispute that, I don't know the source of that infomation,
but needless to say it doesn't match what I've been told,
 

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« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2007, 02:26:40 pm »
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I can't dispute that, I don't know the source of that infomation,
but needless to say it doesn't match what I've been told,
Well, I've seen kilts (or at least some part of them) pinned up like a toga, so I was willing to at least believe the possibility of a classical origin. *shrug* Truth is stranger than fiction, sometimes.
 

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« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2007, 02:31:36 pm »
It could just be that wearing blankets comes naturally to people, and that there are only so many ways to wrap a blanket around yourself and still be able to handle the average day's business...


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« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2007, 03:03:17 pm »
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I can't dispute that, I don't know the source of that infomation,
but needless to say it doesn't match what I've been told,


That's why I called it wikiality. I have no idea whether it's true or not, only that nobody has yet edited it away and changed the course of human pseudo-history. :)

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« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2007, 05:30:48 pm »
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It could just be that wearing blankets comes naturally to people, and that there are only so many ways to wrap a blanket around yourself and still be able to handle the average day's business...

Scots able to handle business? Have I entered bizarro world?

I keed, I keed...
Still, the "greece kilt" story sounds rather wonky. The Scots started wearing the belted plaid pretty late, so clothing from ancient Greece seems a bit ludicrous (I might as well say it's descended from the Roman toga). And the "modern" foustanela doesn't exactly look similar.

I'm very wary of all those pseudo-historic connections. It's very easy to enter Daniken-like territory with that.
 

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« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2007, 06:49:30 pm »
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Scots able to handle business? Have I entered bizarro world?

I keed, I keed...
Still, the "greece kilt" story sounds rather wonky. The Scots started wearing the belted plaid pretty late, so clothing from ancient Greece seems a bit ludicrous (I might as well say it's descended from the Roman toga). And the "modern" foustanela doesn't exactly look similar.

I'm very wary of all those pseudo-historic connections. It's very easy to enter Daniken-like territory with that.



Actually. I invented the Kilt. Tomorrow of course. Then I gave it to the Greeks in ancient times, even going so far as to set up a secret society of blanket wearers, who's sole purpose was to diseminate the wearing of blankets as far and wide as possible. Of course, everyone blames the Greeks, 'cause they were first, and thus remained the political center of the society of the Sacred Blanket.

My finest hour was when the Indians started wearing ponchos... Yup, the greeks did that too.


EDIT:::: I missed my chance to use unusual tenses in this. It should read 'I will have had invented the kilt. Then I will have given it, having gone so far... etc. Take not, future posters: Don't miss your opportunity to drive english teachers mad. Pay attention to the weird shit you want to say... it might have a cthuloid linquistic monstrosity waiting in the wings....
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