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Sunday 23rd November 2014
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Why are old golf trousers known as "plus fours"?

Question

Years ago, when men play golf, their trousers were known as plus fours. Why?
Doris, Orpington

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Nicky, Crawley
Qualification: Come from a golfing family
Answer: They were made four inches longer than knickerbockers to give an overhang over the knee.

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