Educated people those "Hells Angels"
Who else uses metonym on one page three times!
The Hells Angels are apparently going to war with British fashion house Alexander McQueen after accusing the couturiers of infringing on their trademarks. The California-based motorcycle club, whose fearsome reputation includes the sudden and brutal application of trademark lawyers, believes the dressmakers, and its retailers …
although it;s a good word, 'metonym' is probably not the word they were looking for, since it refers to a proper noun used to refer to another, by association (such as using 'Hoover' to mean any vacuum cleaner). Maybe 'mnemonic' would be more accurate in the first instance, 'metaphor' in the second, and, err, 'name' in the third?
on their loud slow Harleys that can't take fast corners vs my sports tourer...*
*Disclaimer to any Hells Angels; this is a joke, please continue to vent your rage at fashion victims who think it is 'cool' to wear your colours without knowing what they represent.
I have partied with various members from UK chapters of the HA, and apart from the Outlaws, the two things the HAMC detest most are people who dress to give the impression that they are members of a backpatch club, and people looking to breech the copyright of the deaths head symbol. Many many moons ago whilst at college I remember seeing an advert in Punch magazine for some brand of alcohol or other, featuring members of a fox hunt with the full 3 piece HA patch set on their backs. I never did find out what happened over this but I never saw that advert in the following month's edition. I can only assume that the HA lawyers, who for tenaciousness put the RIAA/MPAA to shame, acted with their usual ruthless efficiency.
Due to tiredness or whatever, I misread the article and saw "Hells Angels Jaquard Dress Box". I imagined a chapter member carefully lifting this out of his wardrobe and delicately opening the applique decorated lid to reveal his colours, stored between layers of protective paper; then lovingly taking them out to wear them. It may actually happen somewhere, you never know.
P.S. Does anyone else think that the Lace Knit Skull Wool Sweater Dress has elements of Aztec design?
""This isn't just about money, it's about membership," Hells Angels lawyer Fritz Clapp told the New York Post. "If you've got one of these rings on, a member might get really upset that you're an imposter.""
If you're wearing colours a member of a rival gang might also tend to get upset. Some of these gangs tend to get upset in a very demontrative fashion.
You nailed it here. People think it is all style and a bit of fun. "Haha, I am so cool! Look at my Hell's Angels kit."
If anyone else out there doesn't know just how deadly serious can be then you have no idea at all about this stuff...and that enough should be cause for alarm. The individual members would never even look at you twice under normal circumstances.
Stay away from stuff like this. It is not a f%cking Halloween costume. Hell's Angels, Pagans, Outlaws, and others may very well go out of their way to kill you if you are not permitted to wear their colors (and that includes t-shirts.) You can be certain about a confrontation. You may think it's a joke, but they certainly don't and neither do their local enemies...especially if chapters are hostile. And I promise you, they will spot their colors and those of other gangs as if it were flashing in neon.
I have a few Hell's Angels as mates. I'm not a member so I could never, under any circumstances, wear their gear. The only people who should wear it are the Angels themselves or anyone with suicidal tendencies. I was told as much when I asked to borrow a mate's jacket.
I am, however, looked after royally when out with them. Good lads in my book.
Your expectations of what would happen and what would actually happen are two separate things.
Anyone pretending to be a police officer/fireman/pilot/soldier/sailor/club member in the presence of police officers/firemen/pilots/soldiers/sailors/club members who gets caught out will get dealt with by the police officers/firemen/pilots/soldiers/sailors/club members.
That is not just the way it is, it's the way it has always been.
Why don't you put on a tiger outfit and go out in the jungle to play. I agree that in concept you are correct. I mean if you don't fit in with the tigers you should not be discovered out there by them and then eaten, and if you are not an actual tiger you should not be mistaken for a man-eater and shot...but perhaps you are missing the point that you are the dumbass that is masquerading about in a tiger outfit - not being one and all.
There are certain lines you just ought to leave alone unless you are spoiling for a fight. Why assert your demand for self-determined civilization and your right to wear whatever you wish when the consequences can be higher than you think in a very real world...with your very real life.
I wish you safety, happiness, and long life Benedict, and this is meant sincerely. Not meaning to take a swipe at you. I hope you get it.
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