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Adjectives

Date: Jun 27 2011

Grammar: Adjectives

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Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to start the agonizing process of shopping for a new bathing suit. Finding the perfect suit that covers up everything you’d rather not reveal while still showing off all the right parts is difficult, especially for the ladies. But girls aren’t the only ones who can be faced with a swimsuit dilemma.

When it comes to swimsuits for guys, there are two directions you can follow. One is to go with a long, baggy board short that may get in the way when you’re trying to swim but that you can wear around town without feeling over-exposed. The other is the Speedo, a tight, short bathing suit like the kind professional swimmers wear.

In the US, most guys wear board shorts. But Mason thinks they should become more comfortable with their bodies and switch to Speedos. Hear him and Jeff argue over the best kind of swimsuit for dudes.

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Mason

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Jeff

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Mason:  So, I’m really excited for beach weather coming around, finally.

Jeff:  Yeah, me too. Well actually, there was a nice day the other day, and I couldn’t help but notice at the beach that there were a couple guys that were wearing some pretty skimpy stuff.

Mason:  Oh yeah.

Jeff:  I think they must’ve been European.

Mason:  Well, that’s just it, right? So, I went to Europe for my honeymoon, and quite frankly, Jeff, I was inspired. I mean, the men there, they were just so free. And I think that the Speedo is pretty near the height of self-expression for a man who is OK with himself.

Jeff:  Uh…

Mason:  Have you tried it?

Jeff:  I just think you’re a little weird.

Mason:  I mean seriously, have you tried it?

Jeff:  For a little while in college, I experimented with the Speedo. I did an exchange program where I lived in Marseilles, and that happens to be where I had my Speedo times.

Mason:  I just, it’s the freedom of motion, you know? I like to run, I swim, I surf, and it just…Those baggy swimsuits, they just tie me down, man. Not to mention the weird tan lines, you know? ‘Cause then my thighs are all bleach white, and then my lower legs are all nice and tan…

Jeff:  Yeah, well, those upper thighs are for you and Greta alone.

 

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Mason can’t wait for summer to truly arrive so he can hit the beach. Jeff has already been to the beach, and he was a little surprised by what he found there. He says a couple of guys were wearing short, tight bathing suits known as Speedos. It sounds like those suits made Jeff a little uncomfortable.

Unlike Jeff, Mason is a fan of the Speedo. He doesn’t like baggy bathing suits that get in his way when he’s trying to swim or surf. He thinks that guys who prefer long, loose board shorts are just uncomfortable showing off too much skin. Mason believes they should embrace the Speedo. But Jeff disagrees. He thinks the only people who should see the tops of Mason’s legs are Mason and his wife.

What kind of bathing suit do you like to wear to the beach? Do you feel embarrassed wearing a suit that is too revealing, or do you prefer suits that give you more freedom to move around?

 

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ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I wouldn’t be comforable wearing a speedo. I love swimming so much and I love beaches. I always wear boad shorts. It’s much more comforable and it doesn’t tie me down at all.

08:56 AM Feb 11 2015 |

jennimaggi

jennimaggi

Ukraine

i love swiming and tanning at the beach very much so i have a dozen of swimsuit diferent in kind, quality and color. most of them are skimpy and cover just alittle of my private and i dont care my body or my tan lines attractes the eyes of others because i enjoy from being exposed and naked in the sun. so i do it

05:03 AM Dec 24 2013 |

hoseiny

hoseiny

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

here in iran speaking about underwear and swimsuit is weird. maybe you ask then what about tannig and swiming at the beach. ok, honestly i can say people are tied down by the ridiciules rules of government and either men and women have to swim in the sea by compelet clothes. tanning and be uncover is completely forbiden!!!


04:51 AM Dec 24 2013 |

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sofree

sofree

China

If I have more confidence, I don’t mind wear any kind lol~

06:13 AM Jul 08 2011 |

An-china

An-china

Germany

I cannot swim either~

11:18 PM Jun 27 2011 |

Miss.Seba

Miss.Seba

Yemen

I can’t swim :D

10:15 PM Jun 27 2011 |

FLOWER19

Mexico

I cant enjoy the beach  and the sun  becuase in Mexico is raining and raining and raining now  Cry

09:38 PM Jun 27 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

I  spent some beach time in Brazil , i could noticed that these brazilians guys  in terms of  wearing  swimsuits they prefer speedos , for me was kind of shocking , because they do not confined  them only to the beach but  you can see them in speedos  in the galleries  and wailking around. They are so easy going . I do not believe that I would have  the courage  to wear speedos, I prefer baggy swimsuits.

09:28 PM Jun 27 2011 |

isabel139

isabel139

Peru

I really like to wear revealing suits on the beach, because I’m addicted with the beach… and I love tan skins. Here is summer time now and I’m enjoying it very very well :P

07:20 PM Jun 27 2011 |

Bojana

Bojana

Serbia and Montenegro

I have recently bought a beautiful red bikini…. I wear what the other girls wear, so I think that I’m not revealing more than anybody else.

06:55 PM Jun 27 2011 |

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tecsroc

tecsroc

Mexico

i Like the boarD shorts… I can’t wait go to beach… JOJo to CanCUn: be happy .. don’t worry.Cool

06:48 PM Jun 27 2011 |

masiran

masiran

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i prefet suit that is comfortable and nicecolor

05:38 PM Jun 27 2011 |

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SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

i’m jealous! it’s winter here!Cry

04:37 PM Jun 27 2011 |

miss316

China

Fankly, I like the bikkini for ladies and bord shorts for guys. What’s the reason? I don’t know. In my opinion, Speedo is too professional to wear when you just enjoy the sunshine on the beach but not in the competing swimming pool.

04:00 PM Jun 27 2011 |

harshadubai@hotmail.com

United Arab Emirates

yes feel embarrassed with the wearing but swimsuit must provide freedom

03:41 PM Jun 27 2011 |

telapas

telapas

Thailand

ya i think that speed is better than baggy

11:21 AM Jun 27 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

Um! I like to wear tankini so which to be more appropriate for my country. Aha! I can’t wait go to beach… I want to go now!

10:25 AM Jun 27 2011 |

dearpesar

dearpesar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it makes no different to me, board shorts or suit that is too revealing is ok wear as you wishWink

06:00 AM Jun 27 2011 |

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yolanda880130

Philippines

never thougth that would be an issue,coz i can’t swim.but i think wear shorts will more appropriate on the beach though.coz not everyone feel comfort with someone who wears Speedo.

01:28 AM Jun 27 2011 |

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