tidy means clean or organized.
it may aid your memory to associate it with one of the weirdest advertizing icons ever, the ty-d-bol man.
ty-d-bowl man: cruising around your toilet in a boat (tvacres.com)
ty-d-bol is a toilet bowl cleanser. it works so effectively that ty-d-bol man isn’t afraid to go boating around your toilet wearing white slacks (dress pants) and white shoes. the very un-earth-friendly message of this commercial is that back in the 70s they improved ty-d-bol by packaging it in a plastic bottle.
tidy is also frequently found in descriptions of the japanese system of organization, 5s.
5s in english–look under shine
indeed tidiness (the equivalent noun) is often included as the english translation for the first s.
tidy is also 50 % of the name of a style of men’s underwear: tidy whities. they were a famous look for walter white (bryan cranston) from the very first scene of the first episode of breaking bad.
walter white wearing tidy whities in breaking bad
for some reason, a visitor to the central park zoo throws tidy whities at alex the lion at the beginning of madagascar
i ❤️ny tidy whities take alex’s breath away in the opening scene of madagascar
are u a fan of tidy whities? or do u prefer another style of underwear (bikinis, boxers)? have u applied the 5s methodology to actual work environments? share your thoughts under leave a reply
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