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 toliet 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.
a visual of 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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