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Old 11-02-2012, 11:59 AM   #286
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Shants?

I think in this case "shants" is a neologism/portmanteau for "short pants". Too short to be pants, too long to be shorts.
In this case Google Shopping came up with better images than Google Images:
http://www.google.com/search?q=shant...w=1193&bih=825

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:02 PM   #287
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I think in this case "shants" is a neologism for "short pants". Too short to be pants, too long to be shorts.
In this case Google Shopping came up with better images than Google Images:
http://www.google.com/search?q=shant...w=1193&bih=825

Men's Capris!



Metrosexual pants. No doubt designed by a woman for a man of dubious sexual orientation!

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #288
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #289
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Men's Capris!



Metrosexual pants. No doubt designed by a woman for a man of dubious sexual orientation!

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #290
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Verb.
Origin: Germanic
1. From the abbreviation "To shit your pants"
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #291
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I understand all you mentioned. I don't take it personally. I find it disturbing our society accepts as normal that if the gender is reversed, will the commercial still pass politicall correct muster? Not so much. The problem is, so many fence sitting dullards slide toward being completely blunt because of society's shift toward that mindset as normal. The truly sharp, clear thinking woman won't emascualte their mate, they know it's not healthy. It's the 'tweener's that the OP was talking about.
One of my favorites features Flo from Progressive talking to the couple, him sporting a MAN PURSE
If you look close,Flo is a man in disguise. Scary regardless.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #292
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So, when are you getting married?
I did once,isnt that enough?
Your pulling the weight for a bunch of us with 3 grown women in the household. I know Im impressed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #293
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At on of the summer jobs I had in my college years I worked with a guy that a had a wife like this. Worse. Just insanely, violently jealous (definitely not rich though). She did all kind of whacko stuff like setting the TV channel and taking the knob with her when she left the house so he couldn't watch the "good looking" newscaster. The only time I met her was a McD's and she had full hitting, kicking, screaming meltdown on Steve when he thanked the cashier girl.
Steve gave me a sob story about the financial straits they were in (he also had 4 kids, 2 his, 1 hers and 1 theirs; he was 32 yrs old working as an entry level laborer) so I gave him a ride to work every day, never charged him for gas. Thing is, our job was a 20+ mile drive east of my house. Steve lived about 5 miles west of me. After 2 months of this my car and bike aren't running but my mom lets me use hers for a couple of days. Unfortunately my parents needed both cars on Saturday so I asked Steve if there is any way he could drive.
"Sure but you have to get a ride to my house"
"For crissakes, Steve,I live a mile of the expressway"
"Well okay, I'll pick you up at the Hardee's at that exit."
I was steaming, but I had my dad drop me at the Hardee's. Steve ends up as a no show so I walk home and my dad relents and lets me use his car. I walk in to work very late and guess who's there? When I gave him a WTF? he just laughed, shrugged and said "Bummer, I forgot."

That night I'm out with my GF and I have her make a couple of phone calls to his house asking for him and then hanging up when the wife wants to know who's calling.
Steve's a no show on Monday. He had called the house after I left, wondering where I was. Tuesday he shows up bitching at me about "ditching" him. Told him to F*** off and get his own ride. Thing is, his faced and neck looked like he went 10 rounds with a big cat. Scratches every where. He did tell some of the other guys that the wife had gone nuts when some girl called at the house for him.
Now thats some crazy shit,kinda by all parties concerned.

I cant and wont put up with any woman/boss stalking/controlling/behaivourizing me. Its just not in me.
Not everyone is cut out to be married,its just the adds that make you think you should be.
I work for myself,live with a dog,but do have a girlfriend at this point in time. Ive seen people wreck their lives with a marriage they should have never been in,I think insecurity drives the whole mess.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:02 AM   #294
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If you look close,Flo is a man in disguise. Scary regardless.

She is? Someone should tell her... seems she's been a comic for a while before doing the "Flo" thing. If you are remotely serious, she's actually Stephanie Courtney and has been acting for years before the Progressive gig.

Duh!
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #295
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I agree.

To add to the typical coworker situation where their wives won't let them have/do anything cool (motorcycles and music gear is a common theme), the guy who sits closest to me is followed by his wife on his cell phones GPS to make sure he doesn't go out to eat for lunch. She calls to verify his location. I guess it's "easier" to avoid the fight. RIP...
A friend's GF used to do exactly the same thing. Actually she wasn't concerned about him eating lunch but drinking lunch was an entirely different matter. Ultimately he fucked up the company he was responsible for, got canned, and died of cirrhosis of the liver 9 months after.

Some times there is a back story.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:58 AM   #296
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She is? Someone should tell her... seems she's been a comic for a while before doing the "Flo" thing. If you are remotely serious, she's actually Stephanie Courtney and has been acting for years before the Progressive gig.

Duh!

Once you get to know Foot dragger you'll figure out that he's never even remotely serious.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:09 AM   #297
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Eh?

I think my eyes are bleeding
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #298
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Don't take the commercials personally. The majority of shopping is done by the woman of the household. The product advertisers assume that the man is not paying attention to the commercials and therefore put forth the message to the woman that she should buy their product because she is a sharp, clear thinking leader who must take care of her bumbling dullard mate who obviously could not get through life with out her. Many woman fall for this. Truly sharp, clear thinking woman see it for what it is: bullshit.
Many women can't see through this and call it for what it is, because it IS bullshit..so WHY is it still on TV? Because it works. We life in a neo feminist society. And who, pray tell, is the predominant breadwinner of *most* family units? It's still the male (for the most part) despite women being able to CHOOSE to work in most coupled relationships. IMO our society doesn’t deem it ACCEPTABLE for a male to have this same CHOICE. It's typically an expectation. There's a disconnect in the "equality" we desperately sought..again, just my opinion. Commercials are aimed at women, yes, because we do SPEND the majority of the money, no matter where it's coming from or who earns it. Please understand I'm speaking in generalizations and from my observations and opinions..just saying it IS important to analyze commercials and THINK about why they're feeding us specific information. While some of us CAN see through the mountains of capitalistic shit that's spoon fed to us daily, it's still important to think about this and to enlighten others as to what my best friend calls the "dominant social narrative" of society. We can't progress if we don't think for ourselves..all of us.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #299
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Had a wife now Ihave a girlfriend. much better. no certificate of ownership. I used to kickbox proffessionaly nothing great ,just club fights .My wife made me so miserable I quit. She saud cause we had a family ,I soon discovered it was a control thing. My girlfriend knows I have a a few hobbies & doesn't stress about it .I self regulate ^make sure I spend time doing things with her.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:15 AM   #300
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I admit, I had no idea that men thought about things so much until I arrived on this forum.

I'm hoping you are very young.
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