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Back in the day a tradition of women stealing men's hats and then demanding money to return it could be found all over Denmark.

It started when a woman had given birth and people came to see the newborn. Men had to hand over their hats when entertaining a house, and women started demanding money to give it back. Eventually men couldn't walk past a field where a lot of women were working without being chased down and having their hats stolen.

The whole things was seen a pretty harmless though because the women didn't demand a lot of money and didn't harm the men, and sure, being seen without a hat was embarrassing for a man, but not like "Oh no my head is naked! My honor has been destroyed!" embarrassing, so no one pressed charges and it was allowed to continue for generations.
(And people probably thought the sight of a man running at full speed with a group of women at his heels grabbing at his hat was pretty amusing)

In some areas men started saying "No! I will not pay! Keep the hat!" and as a result women in those areas started wearing men's hats as part of their casual clothes.


6th April 2016

Tagged in Denmark


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1 year ago #9471462        
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I just imagined a well-to-do gent in early 19th century clothing going full steam ahead with a dozen ladies in bonnets chasing him, gripping his hat in terror and tossing coins behind him.

1 year ago #9471447        
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You ruined a perfectly good Jurassic Park joke by making the last word "dammit" instead of "clever girl". That aside, very funny and cute comic.

1 year ago #9473776        
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I think I have a comic crush on Sister Denmark ... is that even a thing?

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1 year ago #9471730        
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I once met a danish girl who kidnapped my beer and refused to give it back unless I paid ransom. Luckily for me the ransom was a kiss, and the girl was cute so I gladly paid it. Since I had a couple of cases worth of beer and the girl was a serial kidnapper, me and her made out for the better part of an evening! God I miss going to the Roskilde festival!:D

TexMex

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1 year ago #9471979        
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What if she tried it with Finland lol

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1 year ago #9473275        
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Remember the hat from the previous comic "Dress the Part"?
There it is!

3 months ago #9640093        
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NOT TODAY!!! *BTS song plays*

7 months ago #9586045        
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A ransom for your hat, sir!

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Mikhails

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7 months ago #9583646        
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Having your hat stolen can't be worse than having a ghost drink all of your beer

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1 year ago #9475047        
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This makes me wonder if a lot of Danish women went on holiday in Wales and convinced the women in Wales it was the height of fashion to wear black top hats with their rather dowdy bedcoats, checked aprons, and red shawls, resulting in the Welsh national dress. The English, pondering the Welsh regional costume, though long and hard about an English national folk dress; and prudently decided against one--.

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