we were on a lovely countryside walk and spotted a pair of pants nailed to a tree. upon closer inspection,

JANTS

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my dad pointed out that these are TREE TRUNKS and im SO ANGRY

@bryn the implications here are absolutely terrifying

@evan i cannot figure out what this means but it's horrifying whatever way you look at it

@bryn :jhg_j:โ€‹:jhg_u:โ€‹:jhg_n:โ€‹:jhg_d:โ€‹:jhg_e:โ€‹:jhg_r:โ€‹:jhg_w:โ€‹:jhg_e:โ€‹:jhg_a:โ€‹:jhg_r:

@bryn *rides off on my Jorts Horse with my junderwear sticking out of the back of my pants*

@WrithingSouth @bryn If one were to cut them into a jthong and then wear sagging jorts over them, would it be called a โ€œjhale tailโ€?

@bryn this is better than the spooky bath i found a few weeks ago, dammit

@bryn i tried to find what it was on google to no avail ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

@pip that's super weird but maybe it's cooler that way??

@bryn
I'm not sure if my curiosity is so easily overcome.... i once found a few strains of colored dreadlocks suspended from a tree branch on some string.... THAT was more freaky...

@Azotad that's pretty weird lol. i've found weird stuff in woods iirc and i guess i am quite curious about a lot of it

@bryn the woods can lead to some really interesting discoveries. sometimes you want an exorcist, a detective and a dire wolf with you. me at least. ๐Ÿ˜›

@bryn I can't keep gay which of my mufos are American and which aren't but I'm really glad we have the word 'pants' for a shibboleth

@Absolutely_Blakely @bryn I am not a disaffected ex-pat academic/creative living in a Continental European city center, YET, but when I do I'm going to keep calling trousers pants in order to amuse the Europeans at parties

@byttyrs *frantically googling "define shibboleth"* uh huh yeah it sure is!!!

@bryn LMAO shibboleth is a word that the Bible (Book of Judges ch. 12) records Gileadites using to suss out secret Ephraimites; the Ephraimites didn't have the 'sh' sound so it sounded like 'sibboleth'. so a shibboleth is something you say that 'betrays' something about yr background to people who speak yr same language, but not yr dialect

@byttyrs you know so much stuff omg. that was the name of the library catalogue at my uni i think?? that's v interesting

@bryn I'll admit I looked up most of those details! couldn't have told you what book of the Bible it was, or who could say Shibboleth, or who couldn't, before checking Wikipedia. but I feel like the cultural context in which that word came to be used in English is more revealing re: what a shibboleth is than most definitions, so I wanted to get the story gay

(thank you!! this is one of many things I know bc of my special interest/B.A. in Linguistics lol)

@byttyrs you seem to know a lot of stuff about a lot!! it's really cool tbh. thank you for educating me ๐Ÿ˜Š

@bryn ๐Ÿ™ˆ ty yr very kind, I'm always honored when people value my Hoard of Trivia ๐Ÿ˜„

@byttyrs @bryn I think jants is the best of the alternatives, unless you get them out on open water, where they become sea janties

@bryn this is so much. they're just. printed......not even real denim

@bryn I like that it required a dad to translate another dadโ€™s joke for us all

@bryn jan't be so angry, it's a good visual pun :p

@bryn out of curiosity do you live near border area of Mid Suffolk and South Norfolk? That sort of thing seems perfectly normal for there ๐Ÿ˜†

@vfrmedia this particular incident was near bungay. you serious about it being normal!?

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@vfrmedia lowestoft is a hell of a place huh.......... honestly? if that kinda stuff leads to people stapling swimming trunks to trees for me to get a load of boosts out of, then cool ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

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