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Jul 4, 2010

Trouser Malfunction-2: - (read wardrobe malfunction) -an interesting phenomena

"Wardrobe malfunction" is a term used to describe the accidental exposure of an intimate part of the body due to a defect in the dress.

We are indebted to Justin Timberlake who used it for the first time when in a February 2004 incident that resulted into  the "unintentional" baring of Janet Jackson's bust.It is said this sister of Michael Jackson did not hurry up to cover it up.

This phrase became so popular that it was named as a word that created the maximum  influence on the language for that particular year.

This phrase is also applied to an incident when some part of the dress is NOT removed, like  in 2005 when George W. Bush forgot  to remove his gloves before shaking hands with his Slovak guests.

This subject is photographers' delight although its victims are embarrassed a lot.

But often it is also a publicity stunt. Directly or indirectly, intentionally or otherwise, the opportunity to the publicity is is encashed.

In case of Lord Mayor whose trousers fell down as he stood up to speak at a function, he tweeted that I was wondering how to give publicity to my diet plan and this has happened unintentionally). It is not understood why did not choose to wear a belt or have some trousers altered - more so when he prefers to walk down the streets on many of his engagements in a bid to improve the awareness of weight reduction.

His fitness guru also tweeted that fact that his trainee's falling trousers are a testimony to her fitness programme. Her books have very catchy titles, as we can see here!

But the picture I enjoyed most about ward robe malfunction was the  one taken in the 1950s.

It  is a famous photo of actress Jayne Mansfield leaning over a table at which the legendary actress Sophia Loren was sitting. The photo was famous not just because accidentally Jayne exposed her bust , but  more because of the incredulous look on Loren's face as she sensed that something wrong has happened.

Enjoy - i.e. Sophie's highly expressive eyes! 

Trouser Malfunction-1: The dieting Lord Mayor's belt-less trousers fall down before students!!

The Lord Mayor of Leicester has apologised after his trousers fell down during a visit to a local library on Tuesday.

Mr Colin Hall, the Lord Mayor , who is required to be addressed as The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Leicester  as per the protocol, & wears the 18 carat gold chain of office on black velvet was standing up to give a vote of thanks at a civic function  organised by an education network at Southfields library and pupils from three local schools were present at the function.

His spokesman said: "The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Colin Hall, attended a function at a local library yesterday where he suffered an unfortunate problem with his trousers. They did not stand up with him - but fell down.

"He was not wearing a belt and the trousers came loose and fell. The Lord Mayor has offered his deepest apologies to those attending the event for any offence caused by the accident."

The council confirmed that Mr Hall recently hired a fitness guru with the goal of losing three stone ( or 19 kg ) from his 16 stone (about 100 kg weight) by next May, when his 12-month term expires.

He walks down to many functions 

as a part of his weight loss regimen.  


n his twitter message he said:  Two days ago, I was wondering how to publicise the progress of my diet. I hear, though, this issue may be resolved very soon. 



His fitness guru however 

was enjoying the publicity she got. She tweeted : "Very funny to hear that Leicester's Lord Mayor Colin Hall's trousers fell down at a public event. My diet is obviously working well! Bril!l" 

Majority of others who tweeted, said  : "This is the best news headline I have ever read."

Cartoon ( with thanks to the copyright holders)