Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Uniform

In the phonetic alphabet, Uniform represents the letter U. My ever so reliable dictionary says that as an adjective, uniform means 1. always the same, unchanging. 2. consistent in appearance. As a noun: 1. a distinctive outfit intended to identify those who wear it as members of a specific group. 2. a single outfit of such apparel.

I don't know if any of you remember, but this is the outfit I pictured Hugh (a ghost from my novel GRIMOIRE) wearing - minus the sword. But he definitely had a hat like that he liked to remove with a flourish :)

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  1. I like this getup. I use the phonetic words all the time in my job... and can actually spell words out using them on a regular basis.... it's a litle weird, but in the airline industry it's a way of life.

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    1. I like it, too. I found it while researching clothing for my novel which is set during the Regency era.

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  2. Ooh, that uniform reminds me of what that ghost in Vassalboro is said to wear. Have you heard about the 'Captian' occupying that house in Vassalboro? You should Google it. ;D

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    1. I will! I love ghost stories :)

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  3. And what a wonderful hat it is too - chic, stylish and still very uniform-ish! Yay! take care
    x

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    1. Hugh would be so happy to hear you say that - he's a bit vain...

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  4. I swear the men were prettier than the women back then. :-)

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    1. oh, there were some lovely gowns from that era, although some might be considered a bit risque being practically see through unless one was wearing a chemise - which some women did not!

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  5. That is an AWESOME uniform for Hugh...or anyone really :)

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    1. It's definitely perfect for Hugh.

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  6. He sounds like a great character!

    (And I love your new header image, BTW.)


    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

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    1. He was a fun character and thanks :)

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  7. All hats like that must be removed with a flourish.

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  8. What did he use instead of a sword?

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    1. Well, being a ghost he couldn't exactly use a sword and anyway the uniform was the one he was wearing as part of his employment and since he died in it he gets to wear it forever. But Hugh made the most of it. he's that kind of guy :)

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  9. I can see him doffing his hat and bending at the waist to bow to a gowned young woman...a ghost too of course!

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  10. I do like the look of that uniform.

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    1. I liked it, too, thought it suited Hugh perfectly :)

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  11. To me, it looks so uncomfortable, as I sit here in my sweats...LOL!...:)JP

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    1. I actually think it does look fairly comfortable - esp. in comparison to some other outfits of the period. Except for the neck thing. I don't know what that is!

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  12. We all should have such hats!

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  13. What a lovely uniform, though he appears uniformly tiny all over. :-)

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