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In a haberdashery store:

Clerk: Why don't you try on this narrow brimmed fedora?

Me (as husband tries hat on): You know, that's not a fedora, right? It's a trilby.

Clerk ignores me and hands husband another hat.

Me: I think you will be interested to know that your men's hats here are not fedoras. They are trilbys.

Clerk: Well, we call everything a fedora.

Me: But they are not fedoras. A fedora has a wide brim and a trilby has a narrow brim. These are trilbys.

Clerk: We just say narrow brimmed and wide brimmed fedora.

Me: But they are not fedoras.

Clerk: Times have changed, you know. They are all called fedoras now.

Me: I just thought you would like to know the difference between a fedora and a trilby.

Clerk ignores me and hands husband another trilby: Here, try on this fedora.
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So a Stetson western hat would be a really really wide brimmed fedora?

AC *the world is full of troglodytes*
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I kind of felt like if I had walked into a fish store and the clerk had told me, "Times have changed, and we just call all the fish Goldfish now."

TD3
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So a Stetson western hat would be a really really wide brimmed fedora?

I guess.

I guess that whatever the manufacturer labels it, whether it's right or not, is what this clerk is going with.


Well, he had his cool on, so there was no getting through to him.
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Next thing you know they'll be calling boaters straw hats.

AC *oh, wait....*
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Next thing you know they'll be calling boaters straw hats.


Don't get me going.
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That's what you get for going to Mall of America.
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That's what you get for going to Mall of America.

You know, you're right. The Mall of America is a dark pit of hell.

About that being right thing, though, I would write that on your calendar so your female S/O can celebrate that with you.

TD3
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You know, you're right. The Mall of America is a dark pit of hell.

About that being right thing, though, I would write that on your calendar so your female S/O can celebrate that with you.

TD3


I should show her your post. She's always getting mad at me for being right all the time.

UKRightBoy
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She's always getting mad at me for being right all the time.

UKRightBoy




(eye roll)

Right. Got that.

TD3
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aka The Maul of America.
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