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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:55 pm 
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Funny isn't it. To me they are knickers. To the yanks they are panties. (Don't get me started on pants!) and yet if my wife heard me call the knickers or panties I think she'd blow a gasket. So far they are 'underwear', 'your items' or 'the things that can't be mentioned'!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:09 am 
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Hi and welcome
We in the UK call them knickers but i use the term panties for the forum.
But where i live we also have the slang term for knickers which is drawers
I don't know where this slang name comes from originally.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:54 am 
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Amber wrote:
Hi and welcome
We in the UK call them knickers but i use the term panties for the forum.
But where i live we also have the slang term for knickers which is drawers
I don't know where this slang name comes from originally.

https://imgur.com/a/pyvpU

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Through the last century (1900-2000), and probably even the latter part of the 19th century, on this side of the big pond, "drawers" was used primarily to describe men's underwear up until about the 1980's.
I remember going in to get a physical before I could play Pee Wee League Football and the doctor wasn't much different from the ones you would see in the old Army induction camps, where a line of men stood to be inspected by the doctor.
For us, it was a bunch of 11-12 year olds, in a line waiting for the dreaded, "drop your drawers", and "turn your head and cough" inspection.
A lot of information there, but this was in the mid-70's when this occurred, and the doctor was of the era where he called men's underwear, "drawers".


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:54 am 
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Drawers was the term used before the advent of elastic. Underwear had "draw strings" that tied. They are available from suppliers of Civil War or other period clothing and uniforms.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:16 am 
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welcome.

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