End of ADS-L Digest - 16 Aug 1997 to 17 Aug 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 17 Aug 1997 to 18 Aug 1997 There are 7 messages totalling 135 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. More on Monty (3) 2. "we be careful" 3. ounce(s) (3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 12:05:42 PDT From: barbara harris Subject: Re: More on Monty Re "The Full Monty," the etymology quoted by Larry Horn makes perfect sense to me. I once, as a child, saw Montgomery in person, and seem to remember that the regalia included an ascot rather than a four-in-hand tie. I don't think there were medals, just ribbons, as it was not a ceremonial occasion, but the swagger stick was certainly there, 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?