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19 May 2009 @ 12:32 am
Oooooh dear ...  
Apparently, an American school principal told a lad to go home and change because his kilt could be misconstrued as crossdressing.

A local news source on the story includes this helpful line:
Kilts are traditional Scottish apparel, generally worn by men, often for formal or special occasions.
and some interesting comments.

But this source has the best picture editor ...

Dear bubba, that last link could stand as a birthday present to you! Have a very happy one, absynthedrinker , you deserve it!

And silenceofcedars , I hope that the cake and good wishes fairy has rolled up to your house a little pleasantly tipsy and settled in for the duration.

 
 
 
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on May 18th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
He's lucky he didn't land in jail like the female teacher who had a student dress in female garb (or don make-up) as an effort at gender awareness. That was 10-15 years ago and I'm still upset.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
That's RIDICULOUS. Where was that?
(no subject) - _inbetween_ on May 18th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - _inbetween_ on May 18th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - _inbetween_ on May 18th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - _inbetween_ on May 18th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Libbylibby_drew on May 18th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Disgraceful!

Loved the pic, though. ;-p
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
I'm just waiting for the inevitable visit from Sean Connery and Billy Connolly ... I hope the principal is a fast runner, though they've both slowed down a bit with age.
(no subject) - libby_drew on May 18th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sesheta_66 on May 18th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - quill_lumos on May 18th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - quill_lumos on May 18th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - quill_lumos on May 18th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 19th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ms_kilian on May 19th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 19th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
parallel parking prodigyempress_jae on May 18th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
*palmface* ahh...my country. *sigh*

that last pic is killing me, though.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
I knew someone would have used it, and 45 seconds with Google later ... it's an old fave!
Mific: donkey baffledmific on May 18th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
It would be Utah wouldn't it!

Damn, they really do wear nothing underneath.
Those highlanders are tough.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, they're tougher than you think. There's gorse up there ...

And of COURSE it's Utah!
Snape's Angelangela_snape on May 18th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
A kilt is cross-dressing? I'm glad the principal was made to apologize (and glad you found that article with the wind-blown pic!)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
I just can't believe he never saw Braveheart! And yes, I love that pic ;-)
brewsternorthbrewsternorth on May 18th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
Apparently, an American school principal told a lad to go home and change because his kilt could be misconstrued as crossdressing.

Oh good grief. Not surprised at the groundswell of reaction to this: Americans take their ethnic backgrounds very seriously. (Pity the kid couldn't spring for a plaid; IMHO they're underused compared to kilts.)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
I've wrangled a few people into plaids/greatkilts/the other term I can't recall; a 14-year-old might topple over under all the weight ;-)
(no subject) - drgaellon on May 18th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sesheta_66 on May 18th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on May 18th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Oh my. That's... Um...

*frets about America*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Wall, Bry, you chaps need to start building that wall!
(no subject) - sesheta_66 on May 18th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
valkyrieblades: Can't Brain Todayvalkyrieblades on May 18th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Jeez, what a mess. As if any student in that school didn't know what a kilt was. I'm sure by age 14 that most of them have seen Braveheart!

One of my best friends in high school wore a kilt to prom, and then mentioned it in his election speech for student council. I'm pretty sure that was the deciding factor for his win. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
I'd have voted for him!
kayleigh_jane: John kiltkayleigh_jane on May 18th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
I've got nothing much to add, but I couldn't resist using this icon :D.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
EXCELLENT choice!
Seshetasesheta_66 on May 18th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
This comment to the local article cracked me up:
I think that demonstrating such a high degree of ignorance about the historical background of so many Americans (i.e. those of Scottish descent) deserves some sort of award.

Indeed.

And that picture is golden. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 18th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
It's one of my favourites, and I was so happy that it only took me 45 seconds to find a news story using it. My other fave, which you can read about the veracity of, is here: http://www.snopes.com/photos/risque/queen.asp
(no subject) - sesheta_66 on May 18th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Randy: JB Cheeky Monkeydrgaellon on May 18th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I DESPAIR for this nation. But that's a cheeky (!) photo! *smirk* Here, have some John-Barrowman-inna-kilt.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 19th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
It looks as though any moment that will be Barrowman OUT of a kilt! Thanks dear!

And large parts of your country are far saner.
(no subject) - drgaellon on May 19th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
inamacinamac on May 18th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Methinks the principal doth protest too much. Of course if it bothers him then he really should not be running a school.

Am reminded of Dr Johnson: I'll come no more behind your scenes,David: for the silk stockings and white bosoms of your actresses excite my amorous propensities.

Wonders about the school production of Macbeth.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 19th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
*SNORT!*
Yes, exactly.
Kilian Ruadhms_kilian on May 19th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
So I married a cross-dresser? I can live with that. I wear trousers as often as I wear skirts/dresses; more often when I’ve got hairy legs.
We saw a man at the markets on the weekend in long brown corduroy a-line skirt, leather handbag and darling wedge heel peep toe blue leather shoes. I want a pair of those shoes! He wasn’t wearing make up, feminine hair or in any way trying to look like anything other than what he was – a man very comfortable in a skirt and heels.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 19th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Now THAT is a confident soul!

And Mr Killian may be a cross-dresser, but he is a very manly one!
Bubba: Suleiman the Magnificentabsynthedrinker on May 19th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
I can't tell you how happy I am that you remembered my fondness for the lads. Thanks heaps!

Peace,
Bubba
blamebramptonblamebrampton on May 19th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
It's a very well-shaped buttock, similar to your well-crafted thoughts ;-)

Hope you have a lovely one!
(no subject) - absynthedrinker on May 19th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
&helena;uminohikari on May 20th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
...Who doesn't know what a kilt is? *boggles*