Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco product consumed by placing a portion of the tobacco between the cheek and gum or upper lip teeth and chewing. Unlike dipping tobacco, it is not ground and must be manually crushed with the teeth to release flavor and nicotine. Unwanted juices are then expectorated. Chewing tobacco is typically manufactured as several varieties of product most often as loose leaf, pellets, and "plug". Nearly all modern chewing tobaccos are produced via a process of leaf curing, cutting, fermentation and processing or sweetening. Historically, many American chewing tobacco brands were made with cigar clippings.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Donovan Slacks was the leader of a militant fishermen's uprising in 1920s Britain following the attempted introduction by Stanley Baldwin's government of a levy to control numbers of vessels and fishing merchants. Military aid to the civil power was employed to quell the unrest, with several violent clashes over a two-week period in 1928. Although figures are disputed, some sources claim up to ten fishermen were killed when the uprising was put down. A film was made of the story of Donovan Slacks filmed in and around Broadstairs in Kent, England in 2005. This film starred Ashley Penrose, Lisa Payne, Frank Tucker and Jamie Sheehy. It was written and directed by Kivmars Bowling and released in 2007.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Trousers are an item of clothing worn on the lower part of the body from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth stretching across both as in skirts and dresses). The word trousers is used in the UK and Ireland, but some other English-speaking countries such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States can also refer to such items of clothing as pants. Additional synonyms include slacks, strides, kegs or kex, breeches (sometimes britches pronounced /ˈbrɪtʃɨz/), or breeks. Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower than the knee depending on the style of the garment.
In most of the Western world, trousers have been worn since ancient times and throughout the Medieval period, becoming the most common form of lower body clothing for males in the modern period, although shorts are also widely worn, and kilts and other garments may be worn in various regions and cultures. Shorts are often preferred in hot weather or for some sports, and also often by children. Since the late 20th century, trousers have become prevalent for females as well. Trousers are worn at the hips or waist, and may be held up by their own fastenings, a belt, or suspenders (braces). Leggings are form-fitting trousers of a clingy material, often knitted cotton and lycra.