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MrMob
21st August 2005, 11:32
Why are corduroy pants called manchester pants in Sweden? I'm just very curious! Does it have anything to do with the city of Manchester in England?

Hedman
22nd August 2005, 10:18
I actually have no idea? I thought you said manchester pants in english too? :)

MrMob
22nd August 2005, 10:21
No, at least in American English they are called corduroy pants but people usually call them "cords".

Hedman
22nd August 2005, 10:28
Okey :)

I tried to find out some facts about manhcester/corduroy pants.
Why we say different things but didn't find anything?
Tell me if you find something!

distracted
22nd August 2005, 10:52
After a quick search on the web, I found this:

Manchester is how the Dutch and Germans referred to corduroy, because so much of this fabric was made in mills around Manchester.

THere's a bit more info on this page http://histclo.hispeed.com/style/casual/cord.html if you want to delve deeper.

Hedman
22nd August 2005, 11:41
Oh now i know :) Thank you distracted!