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(Daily Mail)   Finally, a religious rule that makes sense: Orthodox school bans hipster glasses   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 10
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2013-05-15 05:54:35 AM
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"very course look " ? Unfamiliar with this expression, perhaps "coarse?"
coarse roughcourse path of travel Homonyms, spellcheck, useless against you are.
2013-05-15 03:08:31 AM
2 votes:
So, kids can't wear 50's and 60's style glasses in 2013. What did they do in the 50's and 60's, require them to wear pince nez from the turn of the century? I am all for private schools establishing a standard of dress if they feel it is necessary but this strikes me as being a bit absurd.
2013-05-15 10:00:12 PM
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catmandu: So, kids can't wear 50's and 60's style glasses in 2013. What did they do in the 50's and 60's, require them to wear pince nez from the turn of the century? I am all for private schools establishing a standard of dress if they feel it is necessary but this strikes me as being a bit absurd.


Serious answer, before the whole "let's look nerdy! But ironically!" hipster trend got going, those same sorts of schools banned metal frame glasses and required plastic glasses because they look, well, nerdy and unfashionable and the kids are not supposed to care about modern fashion AT ALL.

But the rules are pretty much doomed now - once the idea of looking unfashionable BECOMES the height of secular fashion, it's like a snake eating its tail, they can't win.

Parents are upset at the idea of possibly having glasses rejected, because they're expensive. Other parents said that anyone in the community should just "know it when they see it" if a certain frame is too fashionable. Hilarious part is, that would mean they are paying attention to fashion to know!
2013-05-15 07:42:28 AM
1 votes:
Jewish law - 4000 years of unbroken tradition handed down from G-d himself to Moses, or making it up as we go along?
2013-05-15 06:53:09 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: 'The good deed that accompanied the Jews in Egypt was that they didn't change their names and clothes, and this same strength is still accompanying us and maintaining us in exile - in all generations.'

Is this how the Jews dressed in Egypt?

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2013-05-15 06:34:01 AM
1 votes:
In basic training when people got a prescription of those, they were called BCGs, for Birth Control Glasses...It means you werent getting laid if you wore them
2013-05-15 06:32:14 AM
1 votes:

catmandu: So, kids can't wear 50's and 60's style glasses in 2013. What did they do in the 50's and 60's, require them to wear pince nez from the turn of the century?


My dad was seriously against me wearing wire-rim glasses in the 70's, because they were all "hippy" and shiat. 
Yet above our dinner table hung a portrait of his father, from 1915, with wire rim glasses just like the ones I wanted to wear.

/Hope I turned out more rational.
2013-05-15 06:32:03 AM
1 votes:
Plastic-framed glasses/sunglasses are nice because it's hard to break them.

I had a more sarcastic comment prepared, but then I realized that it was the Mail, so no school in history has ever even considered banning wide-frame glasses, ever.

//"Makes them look course"?  When making up fake quotes for your fake story about fake educators, at least turn on your text editor's grammar spot-check to spot obvious wrong homonyms, dipshiat.
2013-05-15 06:12:20 AM
1 votes:
Given they're a standard style from the 1940s and 50s, and weren't seen then as a niche trend but just the mainstream of "what glasses look liked"... this doesn't make an awful lot of sense. It's the style worn by 1950s newsreaders.

They're not bizarre or unusual or disruptive, just suddenly popular with a slightly tiresome group.
2013-05-15 05:50:04 AM
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Bucky Katt: Most religious rules are about banning stuff.  Farking killjoys.


It's all about dreaming up things that you think would upset your particular imaginary sky-wizard.

It's no more stupid than those that ran Catholic schools thinking that their god didn't like girls wearing pants,

You apparently get get brownie points to heaven by accommodating your god's obsessive-compulsive disorders.
 
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