"gear"-different meanings

These is a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

And what's so funny?

"...ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks..."
  • ewie

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    Welcome to the forum Aav:)

    It's a play on words:
    (1) gear = speed you're doing in a car*
    (2) gear = clothing, outfit. ('Gucci sweats' are a brand of clothes; 'Reeboks' are a brand of shoes.)

    *Sorry, that's not a very good definition: it's the thing you change in a car by pushing the stick between the two front seats up and down, left and right**

    **Not exactly brilliant either:eek::eek::eek:
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