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hahah awesome. I feel much better now. 8)

This feels like a deja - vous like I have asked this before somewhere, but what is a "wife beater" :shock: Do you mean the tank-top? They call this 'wife beater' in the UK?


No, they call it a "vest" in the UK. It's a wife beater in the states. I think the term came from the show Cops, seems like every domestic violence call in the show involves a guy in a wife-beater shirt. It's a particular type of tank top, the tight ribbed variety that is intended to be worn under dress shirts.


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I don't really like that term at all, but yeah, people in the US use it all the time.

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Michael,

You were slightly faster than me to respond. I have to look over my shoulder to make sure nobody at work is watching me play around on the internet.

We also call them A-tops and they come in a variety of colors.

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Michael,

You were slightly faster than me to respond. I have to look over my shoulder to make sure nobody at work is watching me play around on the internet.

We also call them A-tops and they come in a variety of colors.

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Ha, who calls them A-tops? Hanes? :P Wifebeater does indeed originate from all the programs where they show domestic disputes and the guy is invariably wearing such a tank top and drinking cheap beer. (at least as far as I know)
Vulgar perhaps, but nonetheless, a wifebeater it is.

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"I" call it an A-top.

Does that make me a dork :?:

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"I" call it an A-top.

Does that make me a dork :?:

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Ahh, hmmm, okay, yes it does. :P

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michaelhobson wrote:
Tarz is right front in the shades wearing the wife-beater.


CG wrote ( dunno how to do multiple quotes sorry :roll: )-'This feels like a deja - vous like I have asked this before somewhere, but what is a "wife beater" Do you mean the tank-top? They call this 'wife beater' in the UK?'

No we don't!! Never heard of wife beater.... Or 'A Tops' for that matter. As Michael said it's called a vest over here.


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Wifebeater does indeed originate from all the programs where they show domestic disputes and the guy is invariably wearing such a tank top and drinking cheap beer.


Robert wrote:
"I" call it an A-top.

Does that make me a dork?


*I* call cheap beer "swill". Does that make me a snob? :)

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Tarz wrote:
michaelhobson wrote:
Tarz is right front in the shades wearing the wife-beater.


CG wrote ( dunno how to do multiple quotes sorry :roll: )-'This feels like a deja - vous like I have asked this before somewhere, but what is a "wife beater" Do you mean the tank-top? They call this 'wife beater' in the UK?'

No we don't!! Never heard of wife beater.... Or 'A Tops' for that matter. As Michael said it's called a vest over here.


tarz, so in the UK, you call a tank top a vest? So then what do you call a vest then? Hmmm...interesting. :D


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A vest can be a tank-top or a vest in the UK.

I'm gettin confused now - what is a vest in Canada then, if what I'm wearin in the photo is a a tank-top and not a vest? :roll:


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Tarz wrote:
A vest can be a tank-top or a vest in the UK.

I'm gettin confused now - what is a vest in Canada then, if what I'm wearin in the photo is a a tank-top and not a vest? :roll:


A vest on this side of the pond would be a waistcoat in the uk. I see a future for myself as a translator. :lol:


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So what would a waistcoat be on your side of the water - if you use the word?


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So what would a waistcoat be on your side of the water - if you use the word?


US to UK
Tank Top = Vest
Vest = Waistcoat


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UK to US:
Waistcoat = ?


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UK to US:
Waistcoat = ?
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