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nilsenvocabulary-6-Clothing - 21 1 Chapter 6 Clothing...

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Unformatted text preview: 21 1 Chapter 6 Clothing Metaphors • Some clothing terms are ironic: – Crowning someone could be part of a coronation – Or you could crown someone by hitting them on the head. • Many clothing terms are actions: – Spinning or weaving yarns, Zip mail, Velcroid, Tanning • Clothing analogies: – Corset, bracelet, anklet, helmet – Muff, cuff, ruff – Shirt, skirt (Nilsen & Nilsen 129) 21 2 Vocabulary Plus: A Source-Based Approach www.ablongman.com/nilsen By Don L. F. Nilsen And Alleen Pace Nilsen 21 3 Interesting Etymologies • Foothills, outskirts and skirting an issue are marginal. • “Girdle” relates to the “girth” of a horse. • Having something up your sleeve • “Hood” of a car is British “Bonnet” • “Jackets” relates to “jacks” and “le jacquerie.” – Book jacket, record jacket, Jack of all trades • “Pants” comes from the “pantaloons” of Commedia dell’arte (16 th C) • Sabotage (wooden shoes are “sabots”) • “Trunk” of a car is British “boot” • Wearing the pants in the family is sexist. (Nilsen & Nilsen 130-133) 21 4 Amedia Bedelia Literalizations • Cape of Good Hope • Coat of arms • Drawing the drapes • Hood of a car • Outskirts of the city • Ragtime music • paint (Nilsen & Nilsen 132) 21 5 Body Coverings Vest | Dress | Shirt | Unmentionables Bulletproof vest Investiture Investment Vested interests Vestry Dresser Dressing Window dressing Give someone the shirt of your back Keep your shirt...
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