Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 12:30:44 -0700
From: "A. Maberry" maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: More on Monty
On Mon, 18 Aug 1997, barbara harris wrote:
As further evidence of this sort of usage, a few years ago some of the more
sophisticated (in their opinion) Members of the (British Columbia) Legislative
Assembly criticized their fellow MLAs who came from more remote areas of the
province for wearing a form of summer apparel they call "full Nanaimos" --
Nanaimo being a city on Vancouver Island a two-hour drive north of Victoria
(the capital). "Full Nanaimos" consisted of light-coloured trousers, a bright
shirt (usually patterned), and, the trademark items, white buck shoes and a
wide white belt.
Are there any other examples of "[the] full _______" used this way?
I believe I have heard the term "the full Cleveland" used to describe a
leisure suit, usually in a bright color, with a bright patterned shirt
wide white belt and white shoes. I'm not sure if the heavy gold neck
chains are required or not.
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu