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POLL: Going Commando While Painting


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vojvoda Inactive Member writes:

Commando refers to lack of boxers, briefs, or thong for those so inclined. It was standard practice in Special Forces. I believe the UK Forces refer to this as "going regimental". Until I joined the unit I would have never thought otherwise. While in the Q course I learned the hard way about the problems wearing them. Since then I generally only do in Business attire or full dress so to speak.

This from Wikipedia:

The origins of the phrase are uncertain, with some speculating that it may refer to being "out in the open" or "ready for action". Slate magazine's Daniel Engber dates the modern usage to college campuses circa 1974, where it was perhaps associated with soldiers in the Vietnam War, who were reputed to go without underwear to "increase ventilation and reduce moisture."

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VOTING RESULTS
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no
150
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other (explain)
10
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yes
37
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never tried
147
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commando?
37
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not a painter
7
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POLL DESCRIPTION

combatpainter Fezian wonders...

Do you feel more comfortable going commando while painting?