Monday, 28 July 2008

VESTIS VIRUM REDDIT

"Clothes make the man", as Marcus Fabius Quintillianus orated not quite 2000 years ago.

It's astounding that only 3 years ago I was trying to look like the guy my clothes made me out to be. That feels seriously weird from today's perspective.

More Latin phrases and quotes at Yuni.com, by the way. Melius tarde, quam nunquam and all that.

4 comments:

TheCommonRyan said...

I went through my photo library last night, and showed someone that has only known me for a few months old pictures of me.
They said the girl in the photos looked like my sister.

Zoe Brain said...

It gets even more peculiar though - I've been in a similar situation.

Someone who had known me pre-transition, and who hadn't seen me for a year, asked me if Alan was my brother.

That's going to happen to you with people who haven't seen you for a year. "Are you $oldname$'s brother?"

TheCommonRyan said...

Heh, I know a stealth transguy who, years before they transitioned, invented a 'twin brother' who was away on exchange.

I thought it was hilarious, but an excellent way of diverting curiousity/suspicion. Too much trouble for me though.

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