Semantic drift: "khaki"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 20 01:05:58 UTC 2007

I should mention, though, that since my mother was an art teacher I had a
larger color vocabulary than most teenage boys.

On 9/19/07, Mark Mandel <thnidu at> wrote:
> In the sixties I knew chinos as pants in a certain fabric and, more or
> less, a certain style, but of various colors, including black and khaki. I
> knew khaki as a color, mostly for pants, but not all khaki pants were
> chinos: I think I had some in a heavier fabric for NYC winters.

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