Why's it called "white tank top" instead of wifebeater?
One afternoon in Bennington, VT I was purifying myself in a sauna with a colleague and the conversation turned to the most mellifluous phrase in the English language. Many claim cellar door is that phrase but we were determined to improve upon it. After several scatological suggestions, "white tank top" emerged as my personal best. I enjoy its three stressed beats (technical term: molossus) and hard consonant sounds. For those looking for an autobiographical motivation, I admit that I grew up in a sunshine state where white tank tops heavily outnumber cellar doors.