My tailor is rich

Discussion in 'English Only' started by zahrita, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. zahrita Member

    Hi all,
    I was wondering if any of you could help me to solve this "dilemma"... i don't know if you are aware of this, in Spain the sentence "my tailor is rich" used to be a very used sentence in English classes in the past, and i was wondering if is there a logical explanation for this or is just a sentence that became generalised among the English teachers here.
    Do you think there is a reason for this? are all the tailors supposed to be rich?
    Thank you for your answers, and Merry Christmas!
  2. sonleia Senior Member

    Hello Zahrita!
    I'm not really sure about the origin of this sentence, but I can remember it in an advertisment on TV some years ago... it could bee...
    Happy new year!
  3. clairanne Senior Member

    East Sussex
    english UK

    This is a new one to me, but, if you are becoming more affluent you might gain weight and go to more places, thus leading to you needing more suits made and in turn your tailor will make more money from you.
  4. river Senior Member

    U.S. English
  5. LBR Senior Member

    English (uk)
    Tailors in Saville Row are very rich, could this be the origin?

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