[efiwebheads] Why do we "dress to kill"?
- Why do we "dress to kill"?
"I could just kill you." "You slay me!" "That exam was a
killer!" If a linguist from outer space were to land here to
study the English language, he or she or it could reasonably
conclude that we were all homicidal maniacs. Never mind "if
looks could kill," it's a good thing that our words don't go
We even dress in the spirit of mayhem. We may dress for
success to make an impression in the business world. But to
impress people under other circumstances, including romantic
ones, we dress to kill. Why? Basically, it's the cave man and
woman under our civilized surface. It invokes the literal
conquest of the opposite sex, the making of a "kill." Club
her/him on the head and drag the victim back to the cave. I
tell you, sometimes English can be just murder!