Weird Universe

The Bigouden of Brittany

In the Pays bigouden region of France, women traditionally wear a distinctive phallic-shaped headdress named a coiffe.

Apparently they keep it on all the time, even while driving. Provided they have a sunroof in their car.

But from what I understand, only a handful of women still maintain the tradition. Most of them just put the thing on for the benefit of tourists. Read more about the Bigoudène here and here.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Dec 01, 2012 | Number of Comments: 7
Category: Fashion, Headgear, Regionalism
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Does the woman's foot size determine the size of the headdress or is do they use the hands?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/01/12 at 10:48 AM
Now that is what I call a "head job" tongue rolleye
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/01/12 at 12:26 PM
According to my EFL teacher wife "is do they use" is not a part of idiomatic speech so it must be a typo on my part. red face
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/01/12 at 12:58 PM
Alex, if that is what your phallus looks like it may be time to see your doctor. And/or the folks at Guinness.
Posted by Frank in United States on 12/01/12 at 03:22 PM
A lace phallic cover! I'm thinking the better you are at head the taller the headress you get. cheese
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/01/12 at 08:49 PM
I'm thinking simple thoughts. The speed limit must be 10 MPH?
Posted by BMN on 12/03/12 at 02:17 AM
I think that's about the top end for a CV2.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/03/12 at 02:42 AM
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