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OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 2:23:41 AM   
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Just a thought.

When someone came out with a new type of swim suit in the late 1940s, they named it after the remote Pacific atoll that was in the news at the time: Bikini.

Just think, the name for one of the world's most popular swim suits is all based on which atoll was chosen by some US bureaucrat for nuclear testing. Imagine if the Rongelap Atoll, or Ailuk Atoll had been chosen instead?

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RE: OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 8:22:42 AM   
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Bikini. Marshallese: Pikinni, [pʲi͡ɯɡɯ͡inʲːii̯], meaning coconut place

In many respects that name sure worked out well.


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RE: OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 11:54:11 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wdolson

Just a thought.

When someone came out with a new type of swim suit in the late 1940s, they named it after the remote Pacific atoll that was in the news at the time: Bikini.

Just think, the name for one of the world's most popular swim suits is all based on which atoll was chosen by some US bureaucrat for nuclear testing. Imagine if the Rongelap Atoll, or Ailuk Atoll had been chosen instead?

Bill

Ailuk at them every chance Ai get!

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RE: OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 1:02:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: wdolson

Just a thought.

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Dolson, you think too much. Just look. Don't write a treatise on them.

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RE: OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 1:15:07 PM   
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Suppose they'd named them after the Sandwich Islands. Do you think she'd make a nice BLB? As in B-Lettuce-B.





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RE: OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 1:21:52 PM   
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With these gals the island of Jersey would've been a good name instead of bikini, but alas the shirts already had taken that name. Moo!

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RE: OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 5:08:23 PM   
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With these gals the island of Jersey would've been a good name instead of bikini, but alas the shirts already had taken that name. Moo!


That was definitely a Guernsey moo, not a Jersey.

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RE: OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 5:37:24 PM   
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Aye. There's some fine 'coconut places' over on the Australian beauties thread on the General Discussion forum. Semi-finals underway. Ms. Kate Upton is holding up her own.

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RE: OT - Thought... - 5/18/2013 8:36:34 PM   
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Yeah, the Gorn is right. I meant Guernsey. Moo! Can I blame the gaff on the pain meds (oxycontin)?

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