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beenie weenie January 10th, 2009 10:14 PM

Whatever you do, don't wear your speedo here
 
Caribbean Island Threatens Jail for Wearing Bathing Suits in Town


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479101,00.html

Mean Dean January 11th, 2009 01:56 AM

Speedos are for wimps. Go nude, or go home.......!

ToddDH January 11th, 2009 07:04 AM

Wouldn't it be embarrassing for some very attractive young lady to be locked up for wearing her itsy bitsy teeny weenie purple polka dot bikini, that she wore for the first time that day?

Todd

Phil&Liz January 11th, 2009 11:52 AM

I recall in Italy they prefer you not wear shorts or short dresses in their churches when touring.

In that case its a matter of taste and respect.

We were told about local customs such as this when we arrived.

So long as guests are informed at the excursion lectures and on the daily papers I don't see a problem honoring the locals wishes.

Phil & Liz

hombre January 11th, 2009 12:26 PM

actually, it is a 'yellow' polka-dot bikini. but, amazing isn't it that the issue is still here. that song came out around 1958. i was, of course, very young then and don't remember much about it!!! yeah.

hombre January 11th, 2009 12:28 PM

and, sadly to say, if i wore a speedo today no one would be able to see it.

CruisinK n J January 11th, 2009 01:27 PM

Whatever You Do, Don't Wear Your Speedo Here
 
Phil and Liz, I remember that, too, in Italy. Also Greece.

Judy

ToddDH January 11th, 2009 02:58 PM

Hombre,

Did I mention I was color blind?

Todd

beentravelin January 12th, 2009 11:14 AM

http://michaelannland.blogspot.com/2...ng-speedo.html

Caution there is nudity on the page that contains this article.

Dave the Wave January 12th, 2009 03:16 PM

Thanks for the warning BW!

beenie weenie January 12th, 2009 03:30 PM

My pleasure Davey! I don't want to have to bail you out, so please try to keep your pants on! rofl

Rev22:17 January 14th, 2009 06:05 PM

Re: Whatever you do, don't wear your speedo here
 
beenie weenie,

Quote:

Originally Posted by You
Caribbean Island Threatens Jail for Wearing Bathing Suits in Town


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479101,00.html

This is not unique to Grenada. In most of the Caribbean islands and in the Bahamas, bathing suits are not considered to be acceptable attire in the shopping district.

But shorts and a shirt worn over a swimsuit are acceptable.

Norm.

beenie weenie January 14th, 2009 09:56 PM

Rev I actually agree that swimming suits are not suitable attire in commercial areas or actually anywhere that people are not sunbathing or swimming etc...

What I found interesting was the severity of the penalty, up to 6 months in jail.

Dave the Wave January 14th, 2009 10:49 PM

That is very severe! :shock:

Rev22:17 January 15th, 2009 07:04 PM

beenie weenie,
Quote:

Originally Posted by You
Rev I actually agree that swimming suits are not suitable attire in commercial areas or actually anywhere that people are not sunbathing or swimming etc...

What I found interesting was the severity of the penalty, up to 6 months in jail.

Well, the manner of enforcement of the penalty is clearly a factor. It sounds like the local authorities in the pier area are simply directing passengers who come off the ship in swimsuits to return to the ship and put on acceptable attire -- and they probably won't have to do this as frequently once word gets out. Also, I presume that the law gives discression to the courts and that a judge would not give the maximum sentence for a first offense unless it was exceedingly flagrant.

But the other reality is that there are many people who routinely ignore laws that don't have the "teeth" of a fairly severe punishment. It's clear, from the permitted sentence, that the island's authorities are serious about this.

Norm.


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