Saturday, November 22, 2008

Remove Those Belts

Toy bears and other animals dressed like Mounties are being recalled from
souvenir shops all across Canada because of their belts.
Why? Not because they're too kinky. The reason is, the level of lead in their belts is too high. In addition, the buttons present a choking hazard. "Mounties" are members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and one of the familiar symbols of Canada, dressed in their scarlet tunics, brown hats, and leather belts.
The article advises that owners of the toys should strip those Mounties bare. I have visions of small stuffed toys being turned over the knees of foreign visitors and being given a spanking.



It's a shame that the Sam Browne belt is being given a bad reputation in this way. As a by the way, the RCMP and the Queens Royal Lancers (formally the 16th Queens Lancers) are the only two official organizations, that I know of, that wear the shoulder strap of the Sam Browne belt over their left shoulder instead of over the right shoulder.


Paul said...

Hermione, the Sam Browne brings back many happy memories.
Warm hugs,

Anonymous said...

well I think hes cute, thanks for the comment on my blog :)

Hermione said...

Prefectdt - that's very interesting. Thanks for the information.

Paul - Was that part of your uniform? You must have looked dashing!

Lil miss - So do I, and you're welcome.