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Bermuda Shorts

Definition: Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda Shorts

n. Tailored shorts that are long to above the knee. Bermuda shorts were created to solve a moral dilemma. In the 1940s, the island of Bermuda passed a law saying that women were not allowed to walk around with bare legs. So, knee-length shorts - worn with knee socks - were born.

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Historygal3 Historygal3 8 years
Um...I'm from Bermuda and I've never heard that. And its basically a men's buisness style in Bermuda.
shini shini 8 years
woah didn't know the behind story...cool, I like the look in the picture, bemuda's make my legs short :P (well maybe cuz they are)
icedminttea icedminttea 8 years
wow.. this looks so very sexy chic
any any 8 years
i love bermudas i used to wear them at work....
redegg redegg 8 years
I LOVE bermudas. I've worn them all summer.
naya377 naya377 8 years
Bermuda shorts were originally created for British Royal Navy to wear in tropical climate. Then it became commonly accepted business wear in Bermuda taking after the uniform of Royal Navy stationed in Bermuda... Sorry~ just had to say it cuz I'm Bermudian!
potterlove potterlove 8 years
How funny...I'm wearing bermudas right now! ;) Only mine's have vertical stripes of blue, green, and yellow. My colors!
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