Join in an intense and vital debate upon which rests the fate of the internet! The very fate of humanity hinges on this important issue.
A friend just said that he needed to buy a hat while he was here. I started to cite John Helmer Haberdashery downtown, which has a wonderful selection of hats.
He then clarified that he was looking for a Ducks baseball
cap hat. [Edited to add: He says that he called it a hat. La! See me be snooty and disdainful.]
I think that a baseball cap is not the same thing as a hat. He thinks that they are.
Now arguably, hat might be used as an umbrella term for headcoverings, but it’s like saying, “I want some fiction,” and then clarifying that you really meant you wanted a movie.
So! Internet debate. Are hats and caps the same thing? Discuss.
(By the way, if the folks who read my blog on Facebook and LJ don’t mind commenting at my website I’d appreciate it. That way my friend can see the full range of responses in one location.)