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


@shoesnbags wrote:

@Sage04 wrote:

I've heard the word "Draws" from my West Indian friends. I think that's the way it's spelt so that's what I heard. At first I thought they meant the drawer from your dressing table which is also pronounced draws.  I learned a new word for sure.

 

Come to think of it the panties would be in the draws.


@Sage04 

My grandparents called them "drawers."  But they were born and raised in the good ole USA.


@shoesnbags  that's funny. West Indians have a way of shortening words, so drawers became draws.

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


@KBEANS wrote:

I came home from work and had to get out of my brassiere and panty girdle...oh! I mean bra and shaper. 😝 

Where do you keep your underwear???...in drawers. That's where the term drawers comes from.  Anyone familiar with the old line "trying to get in my / your drawers" ??  It is a double entendre.

 

@KBEANS  you are so right. I also remember hearing "Pull up your draws" I called my aunt today who lives in the Caribbean and she made me laugh when I asked about draws (drawers)


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

My preschool granddaughter wears panties....I wear underwear.

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

Give it up. If she has said " pocketbook" her whole life, she isn't  going to change now. I say "purse" and have never said "handbag" or " pocketbook".