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    My kid came home from school today and told me the kids are saying that the letters in GAP stand for gay and proud. He also went on to tell me that all kids who wear GAP clothes at school get made fun of for it. Any one else hear this before? I am talking grade 3ish here.
    When I make up a lie and can not back out of it, I will just say I am leaving town for a funeral and that should cover up the lie.
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    a rumour undoubtedly started by the old navy people



    If that catches on, then it won't matter if it's true or not to kids that age
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    I googled it and it says that it was an urban legend that started saying this is what the letters stand for. I know they do not stand for that but I guess kids think they do. My kid refuses to wear anything in fear of getting made fun of so it is a worry. I have told him though he does not have to wear those couple shirts he has anymore.
    When I make up a lie and can not back out of it, I will just say I am leaving town for a funeral and that should cover up the lie.
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    I heard about that years ago...I mean years - probably 15 or more. I would have a problem with the school not addressing the issue of teasing because of the idea of 'gay and proud'. Are the schoosl not to be reinforcing tolerance and understanding?
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    In grade 3, the kids teacher should be talking to the class. My son didn't start with that until grade 5.
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    I agree with both you guys and did call the school. The principle told me unless they are picked on and the child reports it there is nothing they can do cause no one reported it or it was not heard by others.

    On a side note while searching I found another reason for the GAP acronym. The wife of the husband wife team that started the company left him for cheating on her. She got mad so now the letters stand for:

    G arry's
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    When I make up a lie and can not back out of it, I will just say I am leaving town for a funeral and that should cover up the lie.
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    the kids will keep doing it no matter what the teacher does. when i was a kid, it was the orange/red tab levis. the in ones were silver tabs. like who cares what color the tag on your pants are. it should be addressed but kids will be kids. gap clothes suck anyways, so i wouldn't worry about it too much. get him something cooler and he'll forget all about it.
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    I did blue. He is now into aeropostale, american eagle, abercombie and fitch, etc.
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    GAP is a clothing brand that derives its name from the word 'generation gap' between adults and children. The Fisher's were frustrated with the lack of fashionable styles and decent customer services. They decided to come up with their own brand of clothing. 'Levi's for Guys and Gals' and 'Fall into the Gap', were two of their early mottos. Around 1982, they decided to focus on the private label clothing and by 1991-92, stopped carrying Levi's.
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    and i bet he feels better. (:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluekrissyspikes View Post
    and i bet he feels better. (:
    That he does
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Monkey View Post
    I did blue. He is now into aeropostale, american eagle, abercombie and fitch, etc.
    What is wrong with Zellers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Drama Please View Post
    What is wrong with Zellers?
    You are kidding right....If they thought gap clothes were bad try sending them to school in walmart or zellers clothes...yikes
    When I make up a lie and can not back out of it, I will just say I am leaving town for a funeral and that should cover up the lie.
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    My son's came home a few years ago and told me that. That was back when they could care less what they wore and weren't particular if it had a certain name or not.

    My daughter has a hoodie that was given to her with GAP across the front..she still wears it, apparently the rumour hasn't hit her class yet.
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    Default Re: A question about GAP clothing.

    Anyone remember ISPO brand jackets from the early eighties? If so, remember what that meant?

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    Default Re: A question about GAP clothing.

    I though it stood for "Get A Pencil" I guess you could come up with terms all day long for the letters GAP if your bored enough.

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    Default Re: A question about GAP clothing.

    I always thought it was called The Gap because the store was always in between 2 bigger stores. A teacher told me that several years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Monkey View Post
    You are kidding right....If they thought gap clothes were bad try sending them to school in walmart or zellers clothes...yikes
    Oh boy...you have set yourself up for a lifetime of buying expensive labels. Shoulda talked to me first...I would have warned you about that lol.
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    Wow I heard this when i was in grade school...

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    Quote Originally Posted by really? View Post
    anyone remember ispo brand jackets from the early eighties? If so, remember what that meant?
    lmao!
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