Mackintosh

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by spitfire617 » September 19th, 2018, 10:20 am

WealdenMac wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 10:19 am
Back in the day the word "mackintosh" was, of course, also commonly used to describe those brown rubber sheets then used to protect mattresses. So it was not uncommon for parents of young children arriving at, say, a boarding house to be asked, in their presence, "Does s/he still need a mackintosh sheet?"
I did not know that!

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by mackintoshed » September 19th, 2018, 10:36 am

Coachmen would also sit on what was known as 'mackintosh squares', as they rode in inclement weather.

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by mason » September 19th, 2018, 12:20 pm

merv wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 10:00 pm
no, its only used by the prissy TVs who frequent these pages, to anybody else its a mac
Merv, knock it off or you get a ban. I don't like doing it but I like obvious homophobia even less.

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by WealdenMac » September 20th, 2018, 8:20 am

"Bright as the morning sea, those early days.
Though there were tears and sand thrown in my eyes
and punishments and smells of mackintosh,"

The poet John Betjeman recalling his childhood/schooldays in the autobiographical narrative poem "Summoned By Bells"

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by spitfire617 » September 20th, 2018, 8:36 am

mackintoshed wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 10:36 am
Coachmen would also sit on what was known as 'mackintosh squares', as they rode in inclement weather.
Really?
I thought that they wore heavy capes and that would protect them?
I can see why!

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by mrbassman101 » September 21st, 2018, 10:39 am

Lovely word - mackintosh - -brings back lots of lovely memories of nice rubber clad ladies who were extremely nice to me.
Not so fond of the other word - mac - which my wife uses incorrectly , but am still happy to hear it too.
Any kind of rubberised raincoat would arouse my interest , and they are quite distinctive and easy to spot , although nowhere near as common as in years gone by.

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by rubnylon2 » September 21st, 2018, 1:31 pm

I love my mackintosh and wear it as often as I can. Well in fact I have several all rubberised materials and I do not posses any other types raincoat. It has been mackintosh since as far back as I can remember even when my sister wore her a gabardine it was referred to as a mackintosh.

The feeling of I get from wearing a mackintosh is absolutely fabulous whether I am naked or not the effect is the same.

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by blackmacjay » September 21st, 2018, 1:49 pm

I agree with rubnylon2 absolutely. Now I've not tried it naked but the effect on me is amazing.

And I have 3, all with rubber on the inside. Several times I've been told by men that they appreciate my "look". But I don't know if they shared my fetish.

And it is a fetish for me!

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by mackintoshed » September 21st, 2018, 8:18 pm

It was good to read Blackmacjay's comment, and his use of the term "it is a fetish for me". I have chatted with many, over the years, who proclaim to have a mackintosh fetish, but when you read messages such as " I have been into rubber, now for twenty years", or "I have been a rubberist now since I was twenty-three", one wonders what their understanding of a fetish, is? In my case, I had an attraction to women, and women only at that time, who wore mackintoshes, whatever the fabric, as long as they were noisy, were long, and had buttons. This obsession has been with me since I was three, or four. I cannot pinpoint the moment it happened. I know not when, and I know not why, but I know it chose me, not me, it. I did not choose it in later years either, to be fashionable, or outrageous. As Blakmacjay puts it, it's a fetish for me.

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Re: Mackintosh

Post by garykane » September 24th, 2018, 10:28 pm

Love mackintoshes and love the word mackintosh. I find it difficult to use the abbreviation mac or mack…. I have rubber mackintoshes but also have some lovely pvc oilskin mackintoshes too. I don't care for convention. If it's long, black and shiny and is waterproof then to me it's mackintosh. I even refer to my oilskin jackets and my Stutterheims as mackintoshes…...

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