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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?
22nd August 2005, 10:18
I actually have no idea? I thought you said manchester pants in english too? :)
22nd August 2005, 10:21
No, at least in American English they are called corduroy pants but people usually call them "cords".
22nd August 2005, 10:28
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!
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.
22nd August 2005, 11:41
Oh now i know :) Thank you distracted!
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