What am I? (31)

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What am I? (31)

Postby MCC » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:04 pm

I know 20 questions is not finished yet so whilst you're thinking about that, here's a "What am I"

You're wearing that, I've no doubt
'twere me, I'd take nip to keep cold out,
But for thee
A cup of tea
If there's any china about.

What am I:?:


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Postby tarek » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:00 am

cheongsam ?
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Postby MCC » Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:57 am

The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion.
The name "cheongsam," meaning simply "long dress," entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China's Guangdong Province (Cantonese). In other parts of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as "qipao", which has a history behind it.

It is not a long dress.


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Postby udosuk » Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:26 am

MCC wrote:
The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion.
The name "cheongsam," meaning simply "long dress," entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China's Guangdong Province (Cantonese). In other parts of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as "qipao", which has a history behind it.

I don't know where MCC got that bit of info, but according to my Chinese knowledge "cheongsam" (or "chang-san" as in modern mandarin spelling) is a clothing for the male. "Qipao", on the other hand, was invented by the Manchu people (the "Qi people") but has been popularized as a traditional female long dress for the whole nation...
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Postby MCC » Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:58 am

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Postby udosuk » Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:41 pm


And it's supposed to be an official webpage from the Beijing City government... I guess it could represent the opinion of the Beijing locals, which is different to the one of the majority Chinese...

The following wikipedia pages should correctly represent the more common definitions of these terms:

Cheongsam

Qipao
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Postby MCC » Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:10 am

Point taken - "When in Rome".

Back to the "What am I:?: "

You're wearing that, I've no doubt
'twere me, I'd take nip to keep cold out,
But for thee
A cup of tea
If there's any china about.



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What am I (31)?

Postby Cec » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:12 pm

Just a long shot...is it a Scottish kilt?

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Re: What am I (31)?

Postby MCC » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:19 pm

Cec wrote:Just a long shot...is it a Scottish kilt?

No it is not, but you should be feeling warmer:)


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Postby Cec » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:40 pm

Is it some other form of clothing worn by people in Scotland or any other country?

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Re: What am I? (31)

Postby MCC » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:25 pm

Cec wrote:Is it some other form of clothing worn by people in Scotland or any other country?

Yes.


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Postby Cec » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:05 am

Does this clothing to keep warm cover ....

(a) the feet

(b) the hands

(c) the head

(d) the torso

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Postby MCC » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:33 pm

(d) the torso.


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Postby Cec » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:41 pm

OK. so we've got it down to clothing covering the torso to keep warm. Possibilities are a jumper, cardigan, jacket, fur-coat, pull-over, over-coat, etc. etc. etc.. Is it any of these??

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Postby andrewd » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:59 pm

Is it a Cutty Sark: both a Scottish garment and a vessel once engaged in the China tea trade?

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