Fashion: Coat
roll of anoraks   (+13)  [vote for, against]
waterproofs on a rolled up dispenser

a roll of cheap plastic anoraks; as a dispenser for plastic gloves t some petrol stations or roll of binbags. perhaps a simple vending machine sey up , at bus stations or something
-- technobadger, Nov 19 2001

Damn, man, I wish you'd just said rain coat.

I'm all for it. Something disposable would be useful for all sorts of nasty jobs. 'Course you could just make an engineers rain coat...
-- phoenix, Nov 20 2001

'engineers rain coat', being a trashbag with holes? Kind of what I was thinking...
-- StarChaser, Nov 20 2001

Being American, I had no idea what an anorak was until phoenix mentioned it. I envisioned a breed of yak used for war made into a delicious roll.

Now, knowing what an anorak is, I also picture what StarChaser sees. But I still like the whole yak thing.
-- AfroAssault, Nov 20 2001

I agree with PeterSealy on the definition of 'anorak' being a hooded windproof coat padded with insulation. Therefore one needs to thin the coat down to fit in on a roll--Lo--Behold--Voila: the Anorexiak. *ducks and runs*
-- Dog Ed, Nov 20 2001

in the Uk an anorak is some one like a trainspotter or such (geek?)
-- po, Nov 20 2001

In the UK a parka is a type of anorak popularised by Mods in the 70's.
-- Guy Fox, Nov 20 2001

In the U.S. no one uses the word 'Mods'.
-- phoenix, Nov 20 2001

Good idea, technobadger. The sales potential in muddy, West country fields alone is enormous.
-- DrBob, Nov 20 2001

In Boston, 'parka' is pronounced 'paahhh-kaahhh'. In Chicago, the common pronunciation of the word pretty much defies any attempt to spell it phonetically. Out here in the West -- as AA has demonstrated -- none of us really knows what an anorak or a parka is, or what the difference between the two might be, because we rarely have reason to wear those things.

I have a garment hanging in my closet that fits the description of the thing on the roll. For years, I called it an 'adirondack'. My apologies, especially to those Halfbakers who reside in the Northeastern portion of New York State; I'm from Los Angeles, and I'm a blonde.
-- 1percent, Nov 20 2001

" taint so..." (sic)
-- phoenix, Nov 20 2001

and there was me thinking 1% had to be a bloke
-- po, Nov 20 2001

First matters first: cheers, po! Every girl wants to hear that she writes like a guy. It's like a man complimenting our driving -- a rare and lovely moment.

BM: I'm so sorry. I'm not a brunette; I just write like one.

Would it help you to know that I've never worn any article of clothing that had fur on it? That I have never owned a small pet, let alone carried one around in my handbag and called it 'Pookie'? That I prefer single malt Scotch to Cosmopolitans? That I can quote Shakespeare from memory?

I could wear a black wig each time I log in, if that will help you. I doubt it will. You now know that I am an unfairly privileged, Saturday-morning-manicured, parallel-parking-challenged blonde.

Try to take comfort in the fact that I have always imagined *you* as a blonde, in these many months of our often fractious acquaintance ...
-- 1percent, Nov 20 2001

1% I know what you mean but think about it - very sad. I think you are a great driver, great writer, great thinker and you listen! men don't do listening do they?does it really matter your gender? - like your blouse by the way.
-- po, Nov 20 2001

Easing away from the epiphanies of the moment, plastic parkas are doled out by the hundreds to cruise ship passengers as they briefly emerge from the on-board casinos and smorgasbords to view the current port and purchase baubles. It's not clear if the parkas are issued from a roll, but they are uniform, logoed, and functional.
-- hagfish, Nov 20 2001

It's not like a roll of honour then?
-- angel, Nov 21 2001

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