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Cupcakes and Fringes

One of my favourite type of days today - Simon and I together for shopping food coffee around a nice place to wander - yep a day out in Windsor :)
Hence the cupcake photo.

I'm nearly ready to reveal and review my new Favourite Book. But before I do that, I need to help you with some preparation time in the dictionary.
You see the title of the book is
My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself: The Tired Supergirl's Search for Truth .
The author is American - and the term "bangs" is (and I quote) "widely used in North America but is not widely recognized elsewhere."
Any ideas?  No?!
Well I want you to get past the title and into the book, so I'll let you know bangs are fringes - yes! Who knew that fringes were talked about in the US,  distinct from the rest of ones hair-do?
So, here we go: Dictionary definition time...

It originally referred to hair cut bang-off (straight across at the front), although the term is now applied to diverse forms of fringe. It is probably related to bang-tail, a term still used for the practice of cutting horses' tails straight across
Types of bangs:

Straight bangs: Bangs are combed straight down with no interference.
Blunt bangs: Bangs are cut straight across the forehead in a blunt manner.
Sideswept bangs: Hair is cut longer than normal bangs and swept across one side of the face.
Parted bangs: The bangs are parted down the middle or off center slightly
Choppy bangs: Bangs are cut uneven and choppy.
Brow-Skimming Bangs: Bangs that hit below the brow and can be look "heavy" or "light" on the face
Wispy Bangs: Short bangs that "sprinkle" over the forehead lightly"

Book Review tomorrow x


Geri said…
My mom used to cut my 'bangs' by putting masking tape across my forehead to help her cut them straight. Didn't always work though!! Let me know if you need any more translation support!! LOL!
Anonymous said…
As long as we don't confuse 'bangs' with one of Gok Wan's favourite expressions......'bangers'!!
Looking forward to hearing about the book, I assume it is the sequel to 'Tired Supergirls Search for Grace'?

Suzanne x

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