Highwaters (was: Still lame ...)

Damien Hall halldj at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Oct 24 14:49:41 UTC 2005

At my school (in Britain), trousers that were too short for the wearer were
known as 'floods', with exactly the same rationale as the one for 'highwaters',
obviously.  Following on from that, people who wore such trousers were nicknamed
Noah.  I've never heard of either usage anywhere else, not even in other British

Damien Hall
University of Pennsylvania

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