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Hi, during the following sentence, from “Charlie Hogle’s Earring” by Paul Theroux, would you please explain the meaning of the red part? Thanks a lot.
“And so are those split skirts the secretaries have started to wear. But I wouldn’t be very happy about your wearing a split skirt, Mr. Hogle.” He smiled.
If the structure of the phrase is puzzling you, tesoke, put 'that' after 'skirts'.
Here's a split skirt:
Neither have I- culottes are trousers to me.