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slumry commented on the word tin pants
Loggers in these parts did (perhaps do) wear tin hats and tin pants, neither of which were made of tin. The plot thickens. (see tinfoil)
July 13, 2007
arby commented on the word tin pants
Are you serious, that's hysterical! What are they made of then? (Picturing silvery parachute pants a la MC Hammer (though his were gold).)
I think the ones I was aware of were made of neoprene. According to d.com, they were also made of parafin soaked canvas. The idea was that they were tough and water replellant.
Nothing romantic about them, I'm afraid.
reesetee commented on the word tin pants
Funny! I wonder where that nickname came from?
Good question. Maybe by analogy to the tin hats they wore?
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