[LMB] Pants

Michael Bauminger lmblist at mikebomb.com
Wed Aug 8 21:51:24 BST 2012


On Wednesday, August 08, 2012 2:03 PM,  "quietann" <quietann at gmail.com> 
wrote:

> Isn't the word pants used in the UK to refer to underwear?  I can
> almost see why the Victorians would have thought that the word "pants"
> was improper, if that is the case.

As an Orthodox Jew, my sister only wears skirts. She kept getting in trouble 
in the UK when she told people what she did *not* wear, until she had some 
pins made up that read, "When I say 'Pants' I mean 'Trousers'".

-- Michael
 



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