Men Think A "Pashmina" Is A Curry

16 September 2010

We’re forever amused (translation: annoyed) by the trends our other halves just don’t understand. Like why they feel the need to sing MC Hammer whenever we wear our fave harem pants. Now further proof that, when it comes to high fashion, men are from Mars and women from Venus…

According to a survey by most men don’t know one end of a stiletto from the other. Indeed 41 percent of the 1300 men they questioned thought a gilet was a brand of pocketknife. When asked what a pashmina was, 22 percent thought it was a type of curry.

Other misapprehensions were more understandable. For instance, one in five men thought ‘bodycon’ was a new fitness trend.
When asked the question, ‘what best described the meaning of the word "culotte"?’  nearly forty per cent thought it was a ‘French Town.’

Thirty percent thought it was a disease!

Other common misconceptions were: that "bandeau" was an Eighties music event, and "hosiery" was a gardening appliance.

Thank goodness they weren’t quizzed on Houlihans...
By Amy Molloy


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