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You know, just because Siobhán and I prefer…limited topwear, it doesn't mean everybody has to! If you like long shirts, then by all means wear them! If you like short shirts, then by all means wear them. If you like no shirts, then Siobhán will be happy to tell you that your ideal shirt store literally does not exist! It's all up to you!
An interesting thing about the word "shirt," though is that it's actually etymologically related to the word "skirt!" Yeah! Shirt comes from the Old English word for a "short garment," scyrte, which gradually shifted pronunciation from (roughly) "SKIRT-uh" to "SHIRT-uh," and then "SHIRT." Meanwhile, skirt comes from the Old Norse word for the same thing, skyrta, which dropped the a and changed the y to an i (which Brian would gladly tell you is always a good idea), and you got the word "SKIRT." So, in this week's comic, since I gave her a hard time for wearing the same jeans in every appearance, Siobhán may be Siobhán the Shirtless, but she certainly isn't Siobhán the Skirtless! (Though I'm sure some of you people are nasty gross-asses and wouldn't mind it if she were that too…😒)
If you're wondering why I know all of this stuff about etymology, it's because Brian is a big, frakkin' NERD and listens to podcasts about linguistics for fun! (What a weirdo.) But, it means that I've heard the History of English Podcast, which is fairly self-explanatory in its title and explains at one point the origin of these two words. I condensed it, though, because this is a Scribb1e. Besides, some of you probably thought that eytmology was the study of insects, but that's not so! Actually, the study of insects is called entomology, as explained by the illustrious scholar, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
But yeah…That's about all for this week, I think. If all this talk about shirts has got you itching to buy one, feel free to check out Ye Olde Starry Knight Shoppe's T-Shirt collection. If you ask me, there are at least a few designs that are pretty kickass! (Yes, they all involve me…I'm self-involved!) Don't forget: If you feel the shirt is too long, you can always turn it into a crop-top! (Maybe I should get Brian to design a crop-top shirt somehow…) Anyway, that's all I've really got. Until next time!