Faded myths - hats
I had this in my mind for a long time.
I like the pictures of the twenties or thirties where all of the people in the streets seemed to wear hats.
Look at the picture, something is missing. Who finds it out?
Nowadays hats are only worn by
- elderly gentlemen
- women at horse races (Ascot!)
- some people doing their job (but these are mainly caps I think; but maybe butlers or hotel employees welcoming the guests)
What would have been the purpose of hats?
- weather protection
- fashionable accessoire
- something to take off to be polite
- a toy when you are nervous
- just a part of the clothes and nobody thinks about
What kind of proverbs are there?
- whereever I lay my hat, that's my home
- take off one's hat
- I'll take my hat off to you!
- I'll eat my hat if....
- talk through one's hat
- Alles unter einen Hut bringen: Literal "Get everything under a hat";means "reconcile things"
- Damit habe ich nichts am Hut: Literal "I have nothing on the hat with this issue"; means "I can't be bothered with that"
- Ihm ging der Hut hoch: Literal "His hat went up"; means "he blew his top"
- Den Hut nehmen müssen: Literal "to have to take one's hat"; means "have to go (or to resign)"
- Das kannst Du Dir an den Hut stecken: Literal "You can put that on your hat"; means "you can keep it".