Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Why, that's Speedo-ism! (humour, and humor) - Marathon Swimmers Forum Toggle navigation Marathon Swimmers Forum Sign In Why, that's Speedo-ism! (humour, and humor) JenA Member July 28 edited July 28 in General Discussion Should anti-Speedo sentiments be considered a hate crime? :-) Tagged: humour humor speedo Comments gregoc Member July 28 I think most people consider wearing a Speedo is a hate crime. TimDex Member July 29 Is it 'a speedo' or should it be just 'speedos'?From Urban DictionarySpeedo A proper and very common swimming costume favoured by people young and old worldwide, except in the United States. The speedo-style suit is form-fitting, which allows for better control in the water, faster drying, and more comfort. Since Europeans, Asians and Brazillians don't obsess over penis size or automatically associate speedos with homosexuality the way Americans do, people of all shapes and sizes can wear them while swimming without ridicule.I wanted to wear my speedo while in Texas, but I was afraid of being laughed at, beaten up and ostracized by the culturally bereft locals. Whoa!Having just ordered a pair(?) of square leg speedos Im going to be interested in my better half's reaction. She was a tad taken aback when I paraded about in a set (?) of jammers. With my current progression and my former British/European self coming to the fore; I should be ready to unleash the budgie smugglers this time next year :) dc_in_sf San FranciscoMember July 29 It seems appropriate to add this useful PSA Video to the thread :D http://notdrowningswimming.com - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer JenA Member July 29 OMG, @dc_in_sf! That is hilarious! :-) SydneD Member July 30 I just snorted with laughter. Thank you. gregorywannabe Member July 31 An old classic ad from OZ. Still funny, and the "bathers, bathers, bathers, undies" line still used today! :) aquacae Member August 8 I used to say speedos were for children and professional athletes... then I started swimming seriously, then my wife said if she ever saw me in my budgy smugglers it'd be D-I-V-O-R-C-E... then she did, then she watched me swim the channel in them... but I won't wear them to the beach... that's just weird.I do feel I've gone down a slippery slope though! Niek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember August 27 http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Sign In or Register to comment.