[Ads-l] "trikini" as WOTY candidate

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 20 14:25:49 UTC 2020

She needs a quadkini - matching knee pads

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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Andy Bach <afbach at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: "trikini" as WOTY candidate

Huh. The link you failed with

gives me a valid page with the text:
Move over bikini, the “trikini” is stepping in to claim its spot as a
summer staple.
Italian company Elexia Beachwear went viral for its matching bikini and
face mask sets.

and a embedded video of a woman in a bikini and matching facemask saying
it's a "bizarre  beach beauty trend that has us in awe." ... not sure what
"bizarre" is doing in there.

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 3:30 PM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> I tried the *People* and ABC News links that Lawrence provided. ABC
> produced an error message, "This page either does not exist or is currently
> unavailable", but also a search field. So I searched ABC News for "trikini"
> and found the  article on a different webpage,
> https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Style/designer-launches-trikini-beachwear-design-complete-matching-bikini/story
> (compare the earlier link,
> https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/style/story/designer-launches-trikini-beachwear-design-complete-matching-bikini-70657609
> )
> with the title "Designer launches 'trikini' beachwear design, complete with
> matching bikini and mask set."
> It included a 44-second video. But the video, for which I couldn't find a
> separate URL, isn't about any kind of trikini. It's statically captioned on
> the page, "The facekini is the bizarre beauty beach trend that has us in
> awe". (The caption appears on the page as part of an image; I opened the
> HTML to copy this.) And the facekini, as far as this video is concerned,
> isn't a bikini or bikini-plus at all, but a full-head plastic mask, with no
> matching bodywear except in the last scene, where it matches a full-body
> wet suit. The sound track is music, no speech, but each static scene except
> the introductory moving sequence has a caption. According to these, the
> facekini is "a stylish and protective face mask popular in China" and is
> "the new trend that will shield your face from the sun".
> Mark Mandel
> On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 9:53 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> > and eventually least likely to succeed, but still...
> >
> > https://people.com/style/trikini-is-bikini-with-matching-face-mask/
> >
> >
> https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Style/designer-launches-trikini-beachwear-design-complete-matching-bikini/story
> >
> > The Xkini reanalysis itself is old hat, as it were, dating back to Rudi
> > Gernreich's late, (un)lamented "monokini" from 1964,
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monokini.  But "trikini" is, I'm pretty
> > sure,
> > brand-new for the season.
> >
> > LH
> >
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