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    Pigtails, ponytails or?



    How can this girls's hairstyle be called? Does she have/wear pigtails (corrected), ponytails or is there a more exact word to describe it?
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    Last edited by englishhobby; 19-Dec-2015 at 15:35.
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    Re: Piglets, ponytails or?

    A piglet is a baby pig, not a hairstyle. Perhaps you mean pigtails.
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    Re: Piglets, ponytails or?

    I am not a teacher.

    This style can also be called, 'bunches'.

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    Re: Piglets, ponytails or?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A piglet is a baby pig, not a hairstyle. Perhaps you mean pigtails.
    Yes, that's right, it was an accidental mistake. So, can the word 'pigtails' be used to describe this hairstyle?
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    Re: Piglets, ponytails or?

    I am not a teacher.

    Some people might call them pigtails, but normally a pigtail is plaited.

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    Re: Piglets, ponytails or?

    Some people do, I wouldn't. I call them "bunches".
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    Re: Pigtails, ponytails or?

    I would call them "pigtails".

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    Re: Pigtails, ponytails or?

    I agree, I'd call them pigtails. A pony tail is gathered into a single, longer bunch at the back center of the head, where pigtails are smaller bunches gathered off to the sides of the head.

    At least as far as I know - I have limited knowledge of hairstyles. Generally, if mine is long enough to need combing, it's time for a haircut. One summer as a young teen I did experiment with a rattail after losing a bet. At least it didn't involve a mullet.
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    Re: Pigtails, ponytails or?

    Where are our female members when we need them?

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    Re: Pigtails, ponytails or?

    Here I am!!

    OK, in British English, those would be bunches. A ponytail is usually a single collection of all the hair at the back of the head. In the 1980s, many of us had one single ponytail pulled round to one side of the head - that was a "side ponytail". Pigtails are plaits, one on each side of the head (like bunches, but plaited), also just called "plaits".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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