[FoRK] Fwd: [ PFIR ] Google announces opt-out for wi-fi location database, but beware of possible side effects

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 08:47:30 PST 2011


On 11/16/2011 8:29 AM, geege schuman wrote:

> Who hangs DIRTY laundry on a clothesline?
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On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:

> It all depends on your definition of "dirty".   The idiom stems from a
> French expression, where unmentionables were hung out to dry.
> Hanging lingerie on one's clothesline was considered taboo.    Camisole's
> were originally influenced by Greek and Roman tunics as nightwear, but it
> was
> a French artist who popularized the modern version when he asked a nude
> model to cover up with a paint splattered rag during a break and found his
> class fascinated
> with the resultant images.
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> Greg
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http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/don't+wash+your+dirty+laundry+in+public.html

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