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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

There’s Nothing Frivolous About Assless Chaps

Posted by on July 12 at 8:00 AM

Sean Nelson beings up a logical point about assless chaps.

However, there’s nothing logical about assless chaps, and the same goes for the admittedly weird descriptive construction Sean takes to task.

Of course what people mean by “assless chaps” is chaps with no pants on underneath, which makes a big fleshy virtue (some would call it a hate crime) out of chaps’ inherent asslessness.

Chaps without pants underneath is a high-octane image. Unfortunately, the phrase “chaps without pants underneath” doesn’t capture a fraction of the power of assless chaps.

And so grammar must suffer.