Stupid American phrases
On page 29 of the issue 99 (PS
Jan, 2019) in “Suited and Indeed Booted” it states until 1974 there were no such things as waterproofs.
That is not accurate as there were various types of waterproofs other than waxed cotton things: the Black Prince suit is one, it was made of rubber and was totally waterproof but weighed a ton and at work I was issued with yellow waterproofs that I used on the bike and they proved to be adequate – not very stylish – but waterproof. There were other makes but that would need researching after such a long time.
On another subject it’s a pity that journalists today rely on stupid American phrases such as, “back in the day”. This usage conveys a lack of ability to use the language, so please drop the “old school” rubbish and its like. Daniel, ’twas a joke. And back in the day is merely a welcome update of ye olde once upon a time. Get over it – MG
Shortly after the invention of waterproofs – in 1974 – OFFICIAL