[LMB] OT: Deprecation, was M/F LMB Readership

Paula Lieberman paal at filker.org
Mon Sep 28 20:10:06 BST 2015

Or another question, -Why- is the term "panties" in existence/use for female 
clothing--and only as insult if applie to clothing for males??!!

And consider lowest common denominator stuff, such as
o "I see London, I see France, I see [person's] underpants!" -- traditional 
for girls chanting...
o "Oh, dear, what can the matter be, seven old ladies locked in the 
lavatory.... it was ants in her pantsies, and nobody knew  knew there were 
There was another LCD song thing which had "underpants" referring to 
girls'/women's garments but it slid my neurons before I could type it.

--Paula Lieberman
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Subject: [LMB] OT: Deprecation, was M/F LMB Readership

On Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:34:12 -0500, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>

>Then what term do you prefer?  Unmentionables?  Knickers?

I repeat.  What's the matter with either underwear or underpants for the
generic term?  If people want to get more specific, that's fine, but as a
generic?  Why not? 

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