Monday, August 25, 2008

Fig: The Noun

Recently I was standing in line at a convenience store, and to pass the time, I was checking out the clothing that the young woman in front of me was wearing. Hmmm, nice blouse. Then I looked down to see what else she had on, and the embroidered logo on the back of her stretch pants caught my eye - FIG.
If you click on the image at the top of this post to make it larger, maybe you can see it too. That started me thinking. Since the embroidered symbol is in the exact location that the act of figging would take place, was this kinkwear?
As it turned out, this is a line of women's activewear, made in Canada. Is the placement of the logo a coincidence? I think not.


dariachick said...

Love it Hermione ^_^
It was Activewear ... what they don't tell you is what sort of activity lol ^_^

Karl Friedrich Gauss said...

Are you sure it's not a "fig"-ment of your over-active imagination, Hermione?

Hermione said...

daria - I think I can guess what activity!

Karl - LOL! No, I saw it with my own eyes!


K said...

Hermione, you find the neatest things.

Karl Friedrich Gauss said...


You might like to do a post, highlighting a new Canadian Cultural initiative which was recently written up in the Globe as "Debbie does Deer Lake" and in the National Post as "Debbie does Flin Flon". Yes, Canada's own Digital Sex Channel on Cable or something. Here's an excerpt from one of the 105 or so comments on the Globe website:

Goose Bay Resident Canada from Canada writes: I had friend who was a porn actor. He tried to quit but found it difficult to adjust to working a normal job. His first job was pumping gas at a service station in Toronto but he was fired after just one shift. I asked him why and he said 'everytime he was doing a fill up he couldn't help but pull the hose out and spray gasoline all over the hood of the car just before he finished'.

Bonnie said...


I love it! That reminds me of the young women I see wearing sweatpants with the word PINK emblazoned across the seat. I may just have spanking on the brain (may?), but that sure seems like a tag if I ever saw one.


Hermione said...

k - It's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

Karl - I've hears about that channel. Who thought Canadians would be so, um, out there? You've given me a good idea!

Bonnie - Yes, I'm sure you do!
And you've reminded me of the Canadian Olympic athletes who wear clothing with the Roots logo. The Australians think that's odd, because in their country, 'roots' means 'copulates'.


dwcmike said...

Hermione: Good find... Now, just wondering, are you going to experiment with figging and let us know your opinion... both before and after...

Michelle said...

WOW even though I'm a spanko I never thought Of the PINK thing like that... huh I need to brush up on my references