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snopes 21 February 2011 08:49 PM

Fez
 
Comment: Fez a hat (mostly red in color) was named after a city in
Morocco. I heard it was created to commorate a massacre in Fez, the city,
when whoever won literly dipped their head gear in blood celebrateing the
win.

snopes 21 February 2011 08:52 PM

Quote:

whoever won literly dipped their head gear in blood celebrateing the
win.
That practice is supposedly true of Cleveland sports teams, so we have no way of verifying it.

Johnny Slick 21 February 2011 08:55 PM

On a related note, is it true that you're never going to do it without your fez on?

Lainie 21 February 2011 09:39 PM

Fezes are cool.

Floater 22 February 2011 11:08 AM

http://ssb-rdf.mickelin.com/

I'm the one sitting closest to the camera. Unfortunately I couldn't find my smoking gown that day.

Johnny Slick 22 February 2011 12:54 PM

Joeks aside for just a second, Wikipedia has a couple sources available for the fez and neither list any kind of massacre. It says in essence that they were originally instituted by the Ottoman Empire as a sort of egalitarian headgear after the Sultan got rid of the Janissaries and created a kind of Ottoman New Model Army. The article also indicates that the name does derive from the town of Fez but also that it's because the red dye that gives the hat its interesting color originates from there.

Der Induktionator 24 February 2011 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Lainie (Post 1412978)
Fezes are cool.

Since around June last year I keep hearing that. Before then I rarely ever thought about fezzes. Now everybody's talking about them all of a sudden.

Mycroft 24 February 2011 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Der Induktionator (Post 1414390)
Since around June last year I keep hearing that. Before then I rarely ever thought about fezzes. Now everybody's talking about them all of a sudden.

AFAIK it originates from the final episode of the fifth series of Dr Who when The Doctor aquires a Fez and tells everybody he meets that they are cool (but it is subsequently destroyed by River Song). It was first shown on 26th 2010.

Although the Fez originated in Turkey (as stated above) they were banned in 1925 after the revolution as decadent (although it also has a religious connotation which would also be a factor)

AnglRdr 25 February 2011 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by snopes (Post 1412933)
That practice is supposedly true of Cleveland sports teams, so we have no way of verifying it.

Like of the day.

I hope Lebron is proud of himself.

Lainie 25 February 2011 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mycroft (Post 1414948)
AFAIK it originates from the final episode of the fifth series of Dr Who when The Doctor aquires a Fez and tells everybody he meets that they are cool (but it is subsequently destroyed by River Song). It was first shown on 26th 2010.

"I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool."

Johnny Slick 25 February 2011 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Lainie (Post 1414954)
"I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool."

That would have been a much better line if he'd said "That's what I am. Please understand I want to be your holy man."

Floater 25 February 2011 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mycroft (Post 1414948)
Although the Fez originated in Turkey (as stated above) they were banned in 1925 after the revolution as decadent

But not any more. I have a fez that was bought in Ankara.

jw 25 February 2011 10:31 AM

I can only ever associate a fez with the late British comedian, Tommy Cooper.


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