What do they teach people in school these days...

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Posted by The Captain on July 03, 2000 at 05:41:35:

In Reply to: THANKS FELLAS! posted by Terry on July 03, 2000 at 00:38:00:

...a fez is a red felt cylindrical brimless hat with a black tassel originally associated with Fez, Morocco, but generally associated with the Eastern Mediterranean (especially under the Turkish Empire).

It was worn in numerous '30's movies (and occasionally later) by the likes of Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, and an infinite number of genies (but not Barbara Eden). Any good Eric Ambler novel will have one villain who wears a fez.

Since the Captain's mother was a French Military Nurse in Casablanca, Morocco during what my father calls "the War" I am particularly familiar with this hat. It was worn by the Senegalese hospital guards who had filed teeth and couldn't speaka dee English or French for that matter. Find a picture of a "zouve."

It does not work well with a headset, unless crushed beyond recognition.


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