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Offline enigmatic

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« on: 16/10/2007 23:16:42 »
Who Invented clothes and or covering for the skin?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/10/2007 19:11:29 »
I would imagine his name was something like Ugh.  :D

I think you'll find clothing was being used before language.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/10/2007 20:14:35 »
I think you'll find clothing was being used before language.

If you mean written language, the certainly yes, if you mean spoken language, then I would doubt that.

I would guess that the first clothing was probably not even used to keep out the elements, but rather for ceremonial purposes (e.g. some witch doctor putting on the skin of a lion, or even just a hunter coming home with trophies from his hunt wrapped around him).
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/10/2007 20:52:30 »
You could be right. Thinking about it, there are animals that use a rudimentary form of language but I can't think of any that wear clothes.  ;D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/10/2007 02:45:54 »
Does this include beavers?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 21/10/2007 15:06:57 »
Does this include beavers?

This particular beaver uses both clothing & language; but I am an exceptional animal  :D
 

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« Reply #6 on: 21/10/2007 16:05:04 »
Who Invented clothes and or covering for the skin?

Wasn't it those two people called Marks & Spencer ?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 21/10/2007 16:21:13 »
Then theres the religious aspect!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 21/10/2007 16:33:08 »
Who Invented clothes and or covering for the skin?

Wasn't it those two people called Marks & Spencer ?

Not Gieves & Hawkes?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 21/10/2007 18:35:47 »
Neanderthal @ Savile Row ???
 

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« Reply #10 on: 21/10/2007 20:33:00 »
Would that be anywhere near Saville Row, where one may find the aforementioned Gieves & Hawkes?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 22/10/2007 02:15:15 »
No, it is in the south of France in the Mountains - so cave or something.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 22/10/2007 08:53:56 »
Ah - the 1 with the motto "CAVEat emptor"!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 20/12/2007 00:26:20 »
Clothing was invented ( and this is true ) by the first married man, . . . . . . . . . . to cover up his mom in law ! !
 

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« Reply #14 on: 20/12/2007 18:40:59 »
I like his boots............Uggs!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 17/11/2008 23:15:08 »
hi pls check this site its coool i think ( link deleted - no advertising please. Mod)
« Last Edit: 18/11/2008 13:50:24 by sophiecentaur »
 

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« Reply #16 on: 18/11/2008 08:19:04 »
hi pls check this site its coool i think

Oooh, just what I need, a $60 tee shirt with a motif I don't understand...... Sorry Mr Spam, it's you that's the mug not us! You may have noticed, I didn't repeat your spam link.

 

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« Reply #17 on: 18/11/2008 08:25:41 »
I think man may have started wearing animal skins as a means of disguising himself and his odour when hunting. But the religious and ceremonial aspects are also a good points.

Mind you, it could just have been for something to keep the wife busy; washing and ironing!!!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 06/05/2009 16:04:19 »
i think it's  Marks & Spencer ?
 

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« Reply #19 on: 07/05/2009 06:04:27 »
I think this is another case of word salad?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 07/05/2009 19:43:35 »
No, it's a crappy joke but it makes sense.
Who invented clothes?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marks_&_Spencer
 

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« Reply #21 on: 08/05/2009 00:26:24 »
Perhaps the Flintstones invented clothing LOL LOL

Marks and Spencer definitely didn't invent clothing as that company started around 150 years ago and people were wearing clothes then. I think

 
 

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« Reply #22 on: 08/05/2009 01:22:54 »
I knew what Marks&Spencer is. I was simply stating an opinion.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 08/05/2009 06:24:09 »
Adam an eve from the Book of Genesis or god's poisonous apple from tree that knew of good and evil knowledge. The butt flap strap came from somewhere over there.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 12/06/2009 14:09:37 »
I think man may have started wearing animal skins as a means of disguising himself and his odour when hunting. But the religious and ceremonial aspects are also a good points.

Would those have been thought of before the idea of wearing materials to stay warm or keep the sun off? It's not a huge leap from hiding under a pile of leaves at night to tying the leaves together around one's body for portability.
 

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