It's Prince George's first birthday, today and since his first public appearance aged one day, royal baby watchers have been rushing to buy up whatever babywear brand he happens to be wearing — the so-called "Prince George effect". In the official birthday photos taken a few weeks ago, George is dressed in a pair of dungaree shorts from French label Petit Bateau, over a polo shirt-style top and shoes and socks. Read more >>
The cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express shows a couple having a picnic in the park with their young son. Both father and son are wearing matching blue-striped dungarees (just like those worn by Prince George). The wife tells her husband, "I'll be honest — I think dungarees look better on our son." Of course, the joke is that the man looks stupid dressed in baby-style dungarees.
Dungarees are a piece of clothing consisting of trousers and a square piece of cloth that fits over your chest, held up by narrow pieces of cloth over your shoulders. The American word is overalls. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the word dungarees comes from the Hindi duṅgrī meaning a kind of coarse Indian calico.