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    Turtlenec/Polo Neck or Roll-Neck/High Neck/Skivvy



    Is it turtleneck in the USA and Canada, polo neck and roll-neck in Britain, skivvy in Australia? Is it also skivvy in New Zealand?

    Let me tell you they are known as high-neck in Pakistan, I don't know what they are called in India, may be they also call it "high-neck" over there.

    Do you guys are familiar with this word "high-neck"?

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    Re: Turtlenec/Polo Neck or Roll-Neck/High Neck/Skivvy

    Those are turtleneck shirts or just turtlenecks in AmE.
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    Re: Turtlenec/Polo Neck or Roll-Neck/High Neck/Skivvy

    They're turtlenecks or rollnecks in BrE. A quick Google image search told me that apparently it's also a polo neck, but I don't use that. I only use "polo" in "polo shirt" which has a totally different neckline. They look like THIS.
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    Re: Turtlenec/Polo Neck or Roll-Neck/High Neck/Skivvy

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They're turtlenecks or rollnecks in BrE. A quick Google image search told me that apparently it's also a polo neck, but I don't use that. I only use "polo" in "polo shirt" which has a totally different neckline. They look like THIS.
    Now, here is a very good reason to disagree with Google, because they on Google say roll-necks are polo necks, but a British lady is saying that polo neck is something else with a totally different neckline. That's why I trust more in humans who are native speakers, I trust less in machines like Google. I trust you more emsr2d2 thanks for your most valuable opinion. Much appreciated.

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    Re: Turtlenec/Polo Neck or Roll-Neck/High Neck/Skivvy

    You can't 'trust' anybody on fashion terminology, Aamir, except on the expression they happen to use. Different people use different words. I might well use polo neck.

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    Re: Turtlenec/Polo Neck or Roll-Neck/High Neck/Skivvy

    I'd probably use polo neck, too.
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    Re: Turtlenec/Polo Neck or Roll-Neck/High Neck/Skivvy

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They're turtlenecks or rollnecks in BrE. A quick Google image search told me that apparently it's also a polo neck, but I don't use that. I only use "polo" in "polo shirt" which has a totally different neckline. They look like THIS.
    I've heard polo neck in the UK and would use it- I'd guess it's the mint that is behind the term. Maybe it has fallen out of favour in recent times as the poloists on this thread are not in the first flush of youth.

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    Is it "skivvy" in Australia?

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    And note that I said only that I​ don't use that term for those necklines. I didn't say that BrE speakers didn't use it.

    Also, note this Google result for "polar neckjumper". Now that is a term I'm familiar with. I equate it with high, thick necklines on clothing worn in the polar regions, where it's very cold!
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    Re: Turtlenec/Polo Neck or Roll-Neck/High Neck/Skivvy

    All right, and I also asked if you guys were familiar with the term "high-neck" we use in Pakistan to refer to turtlenecks or roll-necks. If someone from this region brings up "high-neck" while he/she is having a conversation with you, will you understand what he/she is referring to?

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