Current Topics
SF Board of Supervisors declare NRA a domestic terrorist organization
by perotista
Where have all the conservatives gone?
by logtroll
10:13 AM
What Can Be Done About The Bipartisan Corruption In Our Government?
by Senator Hatrack
04:58 AM
Is it too soon to be talking 2020?
by chunkstyle
02:29 AM
Authoritarian to Authoritarian
by Jeffery J. Haas
02:27 AM
Government. What is it and why do we need it?
by chunkstyle
05:39 PM
A REMINDER ABOUT FORUM GUIDELINES
by Ujest Shurly
04:34 PM
RoundTable for Fall 2019
by pdx rick
04:16 AM
Emoluments, anyone?
by Greger
02:25 AM
The Departed - 2019
by Senator Hatrack
09/18/19 11:17 PM
What do words mean?
by NW Ponderer
09/17/19 05:37 PM
Republicans to scrap primaries and caucuses
by Jeffery J. Haas
09/17/19 04:58 AM
And we're off and running!
by chunkstyle
09/16/19 12:49 PM
This Might Bite Fox News in the Butt
by pdx rick
09/14/19 04:24 AM
The Debate: Is America’s future capitalist or socialist?
by NW Ponderer
09/13/19 06:08 AM
Live Dorian Feed From Central Florida
by Greger
09/13/19 01:49 AM
Bolton Fired
by pdx rick
09/12/19 06:50 PM
Annex West Bank
by pdx rick
09/12/19 05:52 PM
Democratic Actions
by pdx rick
09/12/19 05:49 PM
President Mean Girl
by pdx rick
09/12/19 01:29 PM
Forum Stats
6282 Members
59 Forums
16691 Topics
289649 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#229894 - 07/20/12 01:03 AM 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle
Ozymanithrax Offline
member

Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 1347
Loc: California
Quote:
600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle
VIENNA (AP) — A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras.

The University of Innsbruck said Wednesday that archeologists found four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in an Austrian castle. Fashion experts describe the find as surprising because the bra had commonly been thought to be only little more than 100 years old as women abandoned the tight corset.

Instead, it appears the bra came first, followed by the corset, followed by the reinvented bra.

One specimen in particular "looks exactly like a (modern) brassiere," says Hilary Davidson, fashion curator for the London Museum. "These are amazing finds."

So, for at least 600 years, guys have been pretending to yawn wo they could try and take these things off.
_________________________
“If you think you've got an inside track to absolute truth, you become doctrinaire, humorless and intellectually constipated." Saul Alinskey

Top
#229901 - 07/20/12 02:13 AM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: Ozymanithrax]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 17016
Everything new is old again.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#229903 - 07/20/12 02:22 AM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: Ozymanithrax]
Irked Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 3466
Loc: Somewhere out in left field
The Austrian School, once again, proves its worth.
_________________________
How eager they are to be slaves - Tiberius Caesar

Coulda tripped out easy, but I've changed my ways - Donovan

I consider myself to be a laid back type and quite tolerant on most issues - AB Breivik

Top
#229952 - 07/20/12 02:45 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: Ozymanithrax]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 17016
LOL. Ahem. But, the important question appears unanswered in the articles: what was the cup size. Enquiring minds want to know.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#229957 - 07/20/12 03:04 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: NW Ponderer]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 9313
Loc: One of the Mexicos
Actually, speaking as somewhat of an expert on this subject, cup size nomenclature was still in its infancy at the time, and did not follow our current alphabetical system, which attempts to convey a physical image through a multi-step intellectually abstract conversion process.

Back in the day, cup size was more of a direct volumetric reference, and included the half-pint, pint, quart, half-gallon, and (rarely) the gallon. The cup was thought to be hardly worth mentioning. Hmm

(Note the etymology of the word gal-lon)


Edited by logtroll (07/20/12 03:07 PM)
Edit Reason: note
_________________________
An entrepreneur sees problems as the seeds of opportunity.

Top
#229959 - 07/20/12 03:27 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: logtroll]
Ted Remington Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 4939
"(Note the etymology of the word gal-lon) "

There is some disagreement due to the similarity of the word galleon. One must take into consideration that gallon and galleon are similar, just as cup-size and cap-size are similar. Just as most men were not interested in the cup-size, preferring something a bit larger, so too were the owners of galleons not particularly interested in cap-size.
_________________________
Take the nacilbupeR pledge: I solemnly swear that I will help back out all Republicans at the next election.

Top
#229962 - 07/20/12 03:41 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: Ted Remington]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 9313
Loc: One of the Mexicos
I suspicion that some boobs may already be amongst the cups this fine morning?
_________________________
An entrepreneur sees problems as the seeds of opportunity.

Top
#229972 - 07/20/12 04:41 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: logtroll]
Greger Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/24/06
Posts: 15340
Loc: Florida
Quote:
half-pint, pint, quart, half-gallon, and (rarely) the gallon. The cup was thought to be hardly worth mentioning
.
A half pint being a cup leads me to believe that the volume of the original "A cup" may well have been a "half pint".
_________________________
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."— Oscar Wilde

Top
#229973 - 07/20/12 04:41 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: Ozymanithrax]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 17016
O-M-G! I know that the ads are random, but while engaging in this discussion, on the left was an ad for "Swim 2012" from bare necessities... advertising sizes from 6-24 and cup size up to K. Now THAT is serendipity!
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#229976 - 07/20/12 04:45 PM Re: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle [Re: Greger]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 9313
Loc: One of the Mexicos
Originally Posted By: Greger
Quote:
half-pint, pint, quart, half-gallon, and (rarely) the gallon. The cup was thought to be hardly worth mentioning
.
A half pint being a cup leads me to believe that the volume of the original "A cup" may well have been a "half pint".

Dang scientits...
_________________________
An entrepreneur sees problems as the seeds of opportunity.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Who's Online
0 registered (), 14 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Snarky_Politics, Moot, Ikari, perotista, ttwtt78640
6282 Registered Users
A2