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2012-09-18 10:19:29 PM  
Moist panties
 
2012-09-18 10:20:40 PM  
I think for me (and some other women) who find it hard to hear the word "panties," particularly from men, it has to do with a notion that these men are somehow (unintentionally) sexualizing little girls.

What the fark is wrong with you?
 
2012-09-18 10:23:30 PM  
I vote for Manties.
 
2012-09-18 10:24:20 PM  

bojon: I vote for Manties.


It's just some insane feminist rant about a non-problem and how men are the real problem.
 
2012-09-18 10:24:37 PM  
I'm pretty sure soiled by Snooki would give that a runnnnnnnnning.
 
2012-09-18 10:24:51 PM  
I thought the worst word was 'moist'. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmoist.
 
2012-09-18 10:26:40 PM  
I had a boss who squirmed every time he heard the term 'air bladder'. It really grossed him out.
 
2012-09-18 10:27:09 PM  
pustule
 
2012-09-18 10:32:50 PM  
Someone needs to take off her panties and get the moist sand out of her vagina.
 
2012-09-18 10:33:13 PM  
phlegm
fester
 
2012-09-18 10:33:36 PM  

Nogrhi: I thought the worst word was 'moist'. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmoist.


That went on for the next 45 minutes...
 
2012-09-18 10:35:18 PM  
I don't think I've ever met or dated a woman in my entire life who described her underwear as "panties."
 
2012-09-18 10:35:24 PM  

Krymson Tyde: phlegm
fester


Suppurate.
 
2012-09-18 10:36:33 PM  
flocculent
 
2012-09-18 10:37:04 PM  
Grunties
 
2012-09-18 10:38:02 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I don't think I've ever met or dated a woman in my entire life who described her underwear as "panties."


I dated one for several years that pronounced it painties.
 
2012-09-18 10:39:19 PM  

Krymson Tyde: sigdiamond2000: I don't think I've ever met or dated a woman in my entire life who described her underwear as "panties."

I dated one for several years that pronounced it painties.


C'mon. Seriously? Like in an ironic way?
 
2012-09-18 10:41:49 PM  

Krymson Tyde: phlegm


I'm sorry, what?
 
2012-09-18 10:42:32 PM  
Now, before you start on your rave about how I'm beginning to spout some "crazy, feminist bullsh*t," let me make it clear: I am certainly not attempting to speak on behalf of womenkind

too late toots

So call them "underwear," "knickers," "undergarments," or what have you, but please refrain from using the word "panties!"

and FU too
 
2012-09-18 10:44:09 PM  
Don't get yer bloomers in a bunch, lady
 
2012-09-18 10:47:16 PM  

martissimo: Now, before you start on your rave about how I'm beginning to spout some "crazy, feminist bullsh*t," let me make it clear: I am certainly not attempting to speak on behalf of womenkind

too late toots

So call them "underwear," "knickers," "undergarments," or what have you, but please refrain from using the word "panties!"

and FU too


Have you ever heard the word "panties" come out of an actual woman's mouth? I.e., not a stripper, prostitute, or porn star?
 
2012-09-18 10:59:52 PM  
I like pie
 
2012-09-18 11:08:42 PM  
Drawles
 
2012-09-18 11:15:02 PM  
Beefy genital ulcer.
 
2012-09-18 11:15:08 PM  
hiphopwired.com
Panty sprinkles

/wait... that's not right
 
2012-09-18 11:24:37 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Have you ever heard the word "panties" come out of an actual woman's mouth? I.e., not a stripper, prostitute, or porn star?


Well my family commonly used it growing up, my fiancée does as well, not a stripper, prostitute, or porn star in the bunch
 
2012-09-18 11:28:08 PM  

martissimo: sigdiamond2000: Have you ever heard the word "panties" come out of an actual woman's mouth? I.e., not a stripper, prostitute, or porn star?

Well my family commonly used it growing up, my fiancée does as well, not a stripper, prostitute, or porn star in the bunch


You sure about that?
 
2012-09-18 11:28:33 PM  

sigdiamond2000: martissimo: Now, before you start on your rave about how I'm beginning to spout some "crazy, feminist bullsh*t," let me make it clear: I am certainly not attempting to speak on behalf of womenkind

too late toots

So call them "underwear," "knickers," "undergarments," or what have you, but please refrain from using the word "panties!"

and FU too

Have you ever heard the word "panties" come out of an actual woman's mouth? I.e., not a stripper, prostitute, or porn star?


It might not be so common in the US, but in Aus, it's very common.
 
2012-09-18 11:44:04 PM  
Britches
 
2012-09-18 11:54:48 PM  
sidesalad.net

Granties.
 
2012-09-18 11:55:31 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Krymson Tyde: phlegm
fester

Suppurate.


Menstruate.
 
2012-09-18 11:56:19 PM  
"Panties" are so often used to discuss children's underwear,

This never would have occurred to me. Granted, I'm a guy, and was an only child, so there really was no occasion in which girls' underwear would be a topic of conversation.
 
2012-09-19 12:03:32 AM  
Of all the useless First World Arguments, this one is a favorite. Top five, easily.
 
2012-09-19 12:08:47 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Krymson Tyde: sigdiamond2000: I don't think I've ever met or dated a woman in my entire life who described her underwear as "panties."

I dated one for several years that pronounced it painties.

C'mon. Seriously? Like in an ironic way?


Nope
 
2012-09-19 12:11:05 AM  
Pickle barrel kumquat pickle barrel kumquat chimicherrychanga.
 
2012-09-19 12:11:29 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Krymson Tyde: sigdiamond2000: I don't think I've ever met or dated a woman in my entire life who described her underwear as "panties."

I dated one for several years that pronounced it painties.

C'mon. Seriously? Like in an ironic way?


Yes, seriously, no, not in an ironic way.
I was able to look over it because the sex, especially the oral sex, was phenomenal.
 
2012-09-19 12:13:22 AM  

phlegmmo: Krymson Tyde: phlegm

I'm sorry, what?


heh
 
2012-09-19 12:27:23 AM  
I knew before I clicked that it was written by a woman. I think it's a wonderful word. Most sentences that it's used in make me smile.

How can anyone say it's a worse word than, say, hemorrhoid? Or Phlegm?
 
2012-09-19 12:28:35 AM  

GAT_00: bojon: I vote for Manties.

It's just some insane feminist rant about a non-problem and how men are the real problem.


don't confuse feminism with dumb butthurt and female.
 
2012-09-19 12:31:29 AM  

Podmore: I knew before I clicked that it was written by a woman. I think it's a wonderful word. Most sentences that it's used in make me smile.

How can anyone say it's a worse word than, say, hemorrhoid? Or Phlegm?



Oh, you're going to start, too?
 
2012-09-19 01:01:13 AM  
You mean you chose that name because of the beautiful way it glides off the tongue? Like "diarrhea?"
 
2012-09-19 01:04:21 AM  
Fanny pack. Strike that, fanny in general.

sigdiamond2000: Have you ever heard the word "panties" come out of an actual woman's mouth? I.e., not a stripper, prostitute, or porn star?


Yes, a British person.
 
2012-09-19 01:07:07 AM  
Not even close. "Ululation" is the clear winner.
 
2012-09-19 01:07:23 AM  

Godscrack: [sidesalad.net image 288x384]

Granties.


Why are you holding a pair of my ex-wife's underwear?
 
2012-09-19 01:07:51 AM  
she laughs, LAUGHS at you!

areax2.narod.ru

/obscure , and hot
 
2012-09-19 01:07:57 AM  
"Suds" to describe beer.

Seriously, I was reading some men's magazine recently that was allegedly about great beers, but every farking article referred to beer, or good bars, as suds or places to get suds. When I hear suds I think tepid, dirty dishwater (which would fit Coors or Budweiser quite fine) or some stupid college freshman foaming up his first beer.

Real beers shouldn't be called suds, they are beer. Real men don't drink anything that can be called "suds"
 
2012-09-19 01:08:03 AM  

Introitus: Moist panties



Over in one.
 
2012-09-19 01:08:36 AM  
As someone who sexualizes children, I am deeply offended at the article's implication that a mere word puts an individual in my trade.

/Knows the damn drill
//Taking a seat over there
 
2012-09-19 01:09:03 AM  

Rufus Lee King: it's

its
 
2012-09-19 01:10:16 AM  
I guess saying "dumb coont" isn't so bad afterall.
 
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