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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

I know what a "panty" is (whether it is tiny or long legged or whatever).  I've said panty all my life, except when I called them by "bloomies".   Underwear isn't specific enough for my mind as it is a more general category.  Don't mind the word "panty" at all.  

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

@Citrine1 I don't like the word moist either. That word should only be used to describe a delicious piece of cake & even then, I cringe a little.

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

I have never used the word panties.  I call them underpants.  

And for men, I call them briefs or boxers.

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

I prefer the British word - knickers!  I lived there so long, it's just second nature to me now.  Smiley Happy

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!


@Group 5 minus 1 wrote:

I knew someone who was offened at the word "belly".  Different things upset different people.


 

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I really don't like the word "belly" either.  Now you know two people who don't like that word.   Woman Happy

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

I call them panties, and I have always called them panties. I never really thought about it.

 

The word that really bothers me, used for the backside/bottom/butt is "hiney."  For some reason, rational or irrational, the word hiney grosses me out.  I used to hear it on QVC a lot by one specific host, but it's less & less now (I probably just don't watch her shows as much anymore).

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

It doesn't bother me.  I had to stop and think a minute --- what do I say??  I think I usually say -- underpants.  For men, I usually use the word "shorts" or "briefs".  

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

My mom called them underpants so that's what I've always called them.  I also prefer stomach to belly; bottom to butt and BM to poop.

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

@deedeeMEX .......women wear panty(ies), men wear underwear.

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Re: Minor gripe: why use the word "panty"?!?!

I call Panties, panties. It is a nice, soft femine name for them. Sounds nice too.