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At primary school, in a private institute, we had to wear a sort of suit on our normal clothes (dark blue for males, light blue for females). I liked it because I didn’t have to care about what to wear, and if someone had cheaper or richer clothes.
In public schools they’re not requested at all.


Growing up I never had to wear one, it was mainly for private schools. There are public schools here that have uniforms (ties for kindergarten, which I found annoying). The rationale is that it leads to good behavior/more respect. Maybe that works for some kids.




Anyone else see a unicorn when you squint at the above?




^ btw, I don’t see what this has to do with triumph. I used it for breathing just in case anyone was wondering.


But it seems to be a common visualization. For example Apple:


Windows 10:


I don´t get it either what it has to do with Triumph.



According to this German article it had its origins in Japan, where an “air steam out of a nose” means dignity/majesty.






Bless you



…every child who’s watched cartoons should know that. >_>


Also, why would I think that drop is a tear when it is above the eye?


I had to, at primary and secondary. Neither were private. My secondary school uniform was a kind of kilt :expressionless:

I don’t think it did that, but I think it helps to stop poorer kids feel shit about their clothes, especially as expensive designer stuff was all the rage in my childhood (I was not a follower, mind you!) It makes everyone a bit more equal, but less individual/expressive I guess.


What distinguishes " a kind of a kilt" from a regular school uniform skirt?

When I asked Lauren about her school uniform earlier on twitter she specifically mentioned a “below the knees” lenght of the skirts. Also that it was strictly forbidden for girls to wear pants (it also seems she went to a very reactionary school, she said she was taught creationism, urghhh).

That is usually the pro argument that is used by people who want to introduce them here, too.

And that is the counter argument I also understand.


I had a uniform (a very thin, dark blue, logsleeve shirt) in primary school, for maybe three years, it was a public school, there were no private schools back then. Once the communism fell in Poland, school uniforms were one of the first things to go, as they were viewed as a burden of the past. Couple years ago, a radical Catholic minister of Education tried to bring them back in public schools but as soon his coalition lost power, they were discarded and forgotten.


I was wondering that too.

My mom wore pants to school in protest. Of course we’re talking early '60s then, presumably at least a couple decades prior to what you’re talking about.

It’s also false unless you go full-on extremely undesirable military conformity with the school providing all the clothes and stomping out any expression of individuality in matters like socks, shoes, and accessories. Richer students will have plenty of immaculate uniforms to wear every day; poor schlobs will have one ratty number, and will they or their single parent have time to iron it? Not to mention that now our fictitious poor caretaker has to spend money on a stupid uniform and out-of-school (night/weekend) clothing.

And seriously, kids getting into trouble for wearing a sweatshirt on top of their school uniform 'cause it’s cold, or the reverse when it’s hot? BS high school rules are infuriatingly ludicrous.

Don’t drink in class.
Why not?
(Because as a teacher one has to act in line with school policy.)

I rather suspect it’s like how raising the drinking age to 18 greatly increased alcohol intake among 16-18 year olds, as anyone could’ve easily predicted.


Well to me a kilt usually has a checked pattern, wraps around and secures at the bottom with a pin. A skirt just pulls on or zips. I say ‘kind of’ because it was longer than the typical girls’ kilt (though we rolled ours up at the waist in rebellion) and green and navy checked rather than traditional Scottish red colours. We had to buy them from a specific supplier. There was no trouser equivalent.

Pretty much my school - that’s why I said it :wink: I got told to remove a green hair scrunchie once because it should’ve been navy blue.

I didn’t really like it but I think it did stop pressure over who has the latest trainers and stuff. It might not completely rule out comparison but it puts everyone on a more level playing field than everyone being completely free to wear whatever they want.

I think those on a lower income had help with paying for uniforms at our school.

I’m not advocating either option by the way - but speaking as someone who wore a uniform there are definitely some benefits.

Another being that I didn’t have to decide what to wear every day (I’m the most indecisive person that I know :wink:)

In the interests of Milan’s research I should point out there isn’t a single secondary school in my area, or any other that I know of actually, that doesn’t use uniforms. I guess it’s really common in the UK.


Yeah, @boosegoose is in her early 30s now which puts the school days in the 90s.

And I´m sure that @tasse-tee will have simillar to report, despite growing up at a later time in the opposite part of the country.


No uniforms in Finland. And no private schools either.