Daily Archives: 26, August 2011

When your swimsuit is a costume …

I have quite a few favorite British words and expressions. Quite. A. Few. But one of my all-time favorites is “swimming costume.”

Particularly when my husband (or any man) speaks of wearing their swimming costume.

Because although they might be thinking of this:

I’m thinking this:

As a side note to my British readers: In the US, costumes are only used when preceded by the word “Halloween.” Swimming costumes are called swimsuits or bathing suits or The Worst Torture Known to Womankind, depending on who you speak to. But never “costume,” unless you are trying to be funny (in which case, just strut down the beach wearing Borat’s mankini and call it a day).

And so, as this week comes to a close and the glorious weekend begins, throw on your swimsuit (or costume) and enjoy the last weekend of August. Dive in …. I’ll see you back here on Monday!

"Diving Board" by Jena Ardell