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Old 30th June 2019, 16:47
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Thumbs up Lungi, only way to sleep!

Broke-out my one, remaining lungi when it was hot, (28C), last night.

When, on 'Matheran' in 1961, I found sleeping was a somewhat 'sweaty' experience so, on the engine-room serangs advice (when we were in Cal), I bought four lungi's.

Absolutely brilliant! FAR better than sleeping-shorts! Tuck the lungi between your legs and that connection between sweaty legs was broken. VERY comfortable sleeping attire. Phil
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Old 30th June 2019, 17:38
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Must admit I'm a big fan of the sarong and it's variations. The one I've not tried and frequently look at with envy is the dishdash. Summertime on the gulf, I nearly weep as the locals swish by looking cool and ' well aired '
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Old 30th June 2019, 21:39
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Not familiar with a Lungi but on the Banana run we slept in a Lavalava most of the time.

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Yeah Bob, here in Tonga they are known as tupenu and during the summer I wear one when sleeping. Malo.
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Old 30th June 2019, 23:05
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Spent a fair bit of time in Fiji and they were known as a Sulu out there. A spot on bit of gear when paired with a Bula shirt!
Happy memories of the South Pacific.
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Recollect, in the 80s, wearing an Egyptian gallibaya at a pool in the ME. An inexperienced expat made a disparaging comment which came close to Bas blotting his copybook.
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Seems like Lavalava is Samoan, Gallibayer is Egyptian , Sulu is Fijian , Tupenu is Tongan and Lungi is from where Phil was , all describing a handy practical garment for hot weather sleeping .

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Exclamation "Bot atcha"-----

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Seems like Lavalava is Samoan, Gallibayer is Egyptian , Sulu is Fijian , Tupenu is Tongan and Lungi is from where Phil was , all describing a handy practical garment for hot weather sleeping .

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----as we East Indiamen would say, Bob, "Bot, (pronounced 'Boat'), atcha", meaning, literally, "Very good", (Accompanied by the obligatory 'head-shake').

Incidentally, when one first met-up with Indian crew, that 'head-shake' could be a little 'off-putting' as you could easily interpret it as a refusal to obey an order rather than its true meaning of acquiescence!

Swing-that-lamp! Phil
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Old 1st July 2019, 19:33
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First to purchase the cotton lungi preferably with the panel at the back (and ask one of the sailors to stitch it up) then most importantly how to tie it in place so if wandering outside you do not get caught by a gust of wind. I learnt the "hard way" and a girl friend later questioned how I was able to show her how to put on the sari I had brought back for her!
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----as we East Indiamen would say, Bob, "Bot, (pronounced 'Boat'), atcha", meaning, literally, "Very good", (Accompanied by the obligatory 'head-shake').

Incidentally, when one first met-up with Indian crew, that 'head-shake' could be a little 'off-putting' as you could easily interpret it as a refusal to obey an order rather than its true meaning of acquiescence!

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My book calls it a vile corruption. As is anything other than Flannelette Pan-jammises.
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Old 1st July 2019, 21:07
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I never did wear a sarong/lungi etc.

Never progressed beyond cotton shorts.

Often wondered, in teenage years, why the contents of the shorts invariably were greater when being called out than when I was turning in? Still do.
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Old 1st July 2019, 22:15
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My book calls it a vile corruption. As is anything other than Flannelette Pan-jammises.
Talking of the real thing , while holidaying in Braemar years ago I was gifted with a pair if expensive Viella wool/cotton blend pyjamas to suit the coming winter back home.
I also bough a large jar claimed to contain marmalade with a high content of single malt whisky which was regarded by me as precious cargo so it was wrapped protectively inside the new PJs for the flight to NZ .
Efficient as ever, my jet lagged Pam's first job on arriving home was to dump a load in the top loader thresher washing machine including my precious package which resulted in a marmalade flavoured rinse cycle and the sleep ware covered in tiny slits sliced by the glass fragments .
Miraculously most of the other garments escaped damage but the pyjamas never got to bless my body!

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Always wear the birthday suit, although it seems to have shrunk lengthwise and expanded girthwise, it still seems to fit!
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dhoti

I used to wear one when I worked on Supply Ships in the Gulf to sleep in...Indian crew bought me one think in Hindu they are called dhoti
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And then again there is the Scotish version called a kilt.
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