Seen on a TV show about fashion:
Hmmm. A top to wear while shearing a sheep, perhaps? Or maybe a top to wear to reduce wind shear?
Nope, a "sheer" top, a top that is light and perhaps easy to see through. Aah, that's better.
You may shear a sheep in a sheer top, but it's sheer nonsense to wear a shear top.
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