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  • Using modern-day infomercial creativity, the zipper industry alerted people to problems they didn't know they had -- namely "gaposis," gaping holes between ill-fitting buttons and clasps that exposed drafts and prying eyes to the body underneath.

    Tove Hermanson: The Secret Sexy Life of Zippers

  • Most fashion designers only began to see the myriad of possibilities after after the zipper beat the button in the amusing "Battle of the Fly" in 1937 (I imagine an Iron Chef-like competition, though I could be wrong); Esquire magazine concluded the "new" zippered fly would end "the possibility of unintentional and embarrassing disarray," tapping into that somewhat imagined "gaposis" crisis of the '20s.

    Tove Hermanson: The Secret Sexy Life of Zippers

  • Beige is expertly pointing out that proper button placment is the key to eliminating gaposis, but wonders why she has been given an umbrella that looks to be as useful as an iron to a bachelor.

    "What's the Story" week, part 2 - A Dress A Day

  • We'll just realize you may have gaposis, and deal with it.

    Burning Water

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  • DC: Haha!

    July 21, 2010

  • I think it should be the diagnosis for a person wearing too much khaki and chambray.

    July 11, 2010

  • According to NPR's Says You: having a gap between one's front teeth.

    July 11, 2010

  • gaposis, is a condition caused by buttons on a shirt or other item of clothing being too tight and gaps appear between the buttons.
    This has no relationship to gapo, which is an acronym for gooey arm pit odor.

    June 8, 2009

  • A gap between buttoned buttons or closed snaps on a garment.

    May 12, 2008