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2013-02-16 02:12:24 PM
Allen. The end.:

Hmm...I read your name as 'Alien. The end'...and thought yeah that is relevant to the topic of panties.
 
2013-02-16 02:15:39 PM
Vampires eat what?

www.geekstir.com
 
2013-02-16 02:16:26 PM
Paging Adolph Oliver Panties; Adolph Oliver Panties to the panties thread, please.
 
2013-02-16 02:18:33 PM
Opposite
m5.paperblog.com
 
2013-02-16 02:18:41 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-16 02:18:58 PM

Aquapope: Dragonflew: I am only creeped out by the word when used by Piers Anthony.  *shudder*

Oh God!  Can you think of a more pervy writer than Piers?  I've read a lot of his stuff (he puts out like 3 books a year) and I don't any more because he's just too damn creepy.  I'm a single 47 year-old dude and I think he's creepy.  Figure that out!


I used to read his stuff when I was a teen and never realised until later how disgusting he was. His love of fourteen-year-old's panties were all over the Xanth books, one was even named after them.  I won't even get into the willing 5-year-old in Firefly, which disgusted me. I think he's sick. Hopefully he gets it all out of his system in text, and has not harmed anyone.

Oh jesus, I just anagrammed Piers Anthony in my head.  It comes out to "HORNY PANTIES".
 
2013-02-16 02:19:10 PM
I just call 'em skivvies.
 
2013-02-16 02:19:15 PM
fortheloveofgod
ausfahrk:


This. Did someone forget the word "underwear"? As in "mens' underwear" or "womens' underwear" or "Whose underwear has been sitting on the bathroom floor for a week?" or "My grandma ripped a big hole in her underwear."

Did you read the entire article? She dismissed the word underwear.


That's why I originally mentioned "underpants" and not just "underwear".
 
2013-02-16 02:22:32 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Fuggin Bizzy: SpdrJay: So from now on everyone just call panties "pussy covers"--problem solved.

My all time favorite is "squirrel covers," which I first heard John Travolta utter in one of his movies. I want to say it was Swordfish, but I can't verify that right now. The gal's reaction in the movie was priceless - essentially "Are you farking kidding me?" I think later in the same movie he said "You'll be amazed what a guy will do for a piece of patch."

Hilarious shiat.


I thought "squirrel covers" was from Silence of the Lambs. I could be wrong, because I'm often drunk, and always tired. In any case, I'm leaving satisfied.
 
2013-02-16 02:23:21 PM

Lochsteppe: CarrieWhite: I've disliked this word for the same reason. We call them Knickers in Aus/UK.

We could go back to the older British term, smallclothes.

/No, Robert Jordan didn't invent that.


Ah yes... smalls... See? I *do* learn things from reading bodice rippers all the time.
 
2013-02-16 02:23:52 PM
Christ. Does this lady run a lesbian book store in Portlandia?

Hint: every pointed object isn't a phallic imagery designed to oppress women, "biatch" is about as misogynist as "dick" is misandrist, and "panties" isn't any more offensive than "undies".
 
2013-02-16 02:23:53 PM
The other day our 40-something Korean clerk innocently asked one of our uniformed Fleet Safety officers if the corporation pays for their shirt and panties.

I nearly cried and I'm now always asking about their panties.
 
2013-02-16 02:24:10 PM
being guys we will likely sexualize any word that is used because we will automatically think about what they are covering.
is it so terrible that we like what they are covering?
 
2013-02-16 02:27:18 PM

Dragonflew: Oh jesus, I just anagrammed Piers Anthony in my head.  It comes out to "HORNY PANTIES".


Brilliant! +1 internet for you.
 
2013-02-16 02:27:51 PM
"Panties" is a perfectly cromulent word.

"Knickers" will do in a pinch.

"Underpants" is silly but it reminds of the underpants gnome episode of South Park so it's cool.

Only underwear word that sounds off to me is "gaunch".

Where the hell did that come from?
 
2013-02-16 02:29:01 PM
That was one of the stupidest, most ridiculous blogs ever. Who cares? Other than the 200+ farkers.
 
2013-02-16 02:29:16 PM
Love the word panties. So sexual.
 
2013-02-16 02:30:24 PM
Well, see, men have a good reason to cringe when hearing their underwear being referred to as "panties", because in Deliverance, the head Hillbilly told Ned Beatty "them panties, take 'em off" just before sodomizing him right in the asshole.

So you are telling me that guys associate the word panties with ass rape - which is fine for women, but gives them the creeps? More likely the writer knew what a creepy word it is and used it to enhance the scene.

Why is there a need for some special word at all?
Just call them underpants and be done with it - it's not like men wear trousers and women were trousies.
That's why I originally mentioned "underpants" and not just "underwear".


Actually I just use the word underwear. Underpants is acceptable too, but panties is just creepy.
 
2013-02-16 02:31:28 PM
 
2013-02-16 02:32:09 PM

The Voice of Doom: fortheloveofgod
ausfahrk:

This. Did someone forget the word "underwear"? As in "mens' underwear" or "womens' underwear" or "Whose underwear has been sitting on the bathroom floor for a week?" or "My grandma ripped a big hole in her underwear."

Did you read the entire article? She dismissed the word underwear.

That's why I originally mentioned "underpants" and not just "underwear".


The fact that she realized the whole premise of her article was bullshiat and included a made-up story about a conversation with her sister to try to patch it over is particularly telling.  Go GIS the phrase "women's underwear" and see how many pictures come up with just a bra.  There's no ambiguity.  It's all panties.
 
2013-02-16 02:33:20 PM
Lol I do dislike that word, and from my personal experience, it dies seem like a word really creepy guys like to use. Or maybe I think they're creepy because they use it? Glad to know I'm not alone on this
 
2013-02-16 02:34:21 PM
Love the word panties. So sexual. This is the problem. There are plenty of time when a sexual reference us unwanted, such as when the person wearing them is prepubescent or over 60, or on the rag, or sick or busy or...

Having a sexual reference in a non-sexual situation is what makes the word creepy.
 
2013-02-16 02:34:40 PM

mongbiohazard: Allen. The end.: Damn dude, way to assjack a thread.

If by "assjack" you mean put things in perspective because the idiot author of TFA seems to have lost hers, then thank you.


Ah yes, "perspective."  Perspective is so important:  without it, we can never call everyone idiots and hypocrites and dismiss their day-to-day life as insignificant, or insult them for having the temerity to write about whatever interests them.

If only this author had some "perspective," she'd realize that it's idiotic to write about pretty much anything, because someone else is dying of malaria on the opposite side of the world.  If only she had some perspective, she'd realize that the only appropriate use of written language is to sanctimoniously harp on people for not having perspective.
 
2013-02-16 02:36:01 PM

ilambiquated: Panties means small pants. I don't see what the problem is. Maybe "pantlings" or "pantikins" or "panticles" as an alternative...?


Panticles makes me think of cute little trousers for my balls.  I bet there's a market for that on Etsy.   Farmer's Panticles should appeal to the Midwest....
 
2013-02-16 02:37:02 PM

mongbiohazard: Why does the word "panties" bother so many people?


Because they're too wealthy and too pampered and don't know what real problems are like anymore so they have to invent bullshiat non-problems to fuss over like the useless parasites they are.


"Please lady, tell me more about how the word panties shouldn't be used."
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Yes, because when a worse problem is found, all other lesser problems are automatically voided.  Your anger at this trivial issue is a problem - but it does not even matter, because there is something worse. Those two starving kids?  They don't matter at all, because there are three starving kids elsewhere, right?

I farking hate this attitude.
 
2013-02-16 02:38:05 PM
And while we're at it, let's come up with something less offensive than dike to describe the walls we build to keep ourselves safe from flooding.
 
2013-02-16 02:41:09 PM
Speaking of "panties", why do so many of you have yours in a bunch?

I think if you find the word "panties" creepy, it says a lot about you...
 
2013-02-16 02:41:12 PM

ilambiquated: Panties means small pants. I don't see what the problem is. Maybe "pantlings" or "pantikins" or "panticles" as an alternative...?


How about pantalettes?
 
2013-02-16 02:43:42 PM

Nemo's Brother: This article is tyr result of a liberal with too much rime on their hands.


Erm... what does the god of Law and Justice have to do with panties?
 
2013-02-16 02:44:32 PM

digitalrain: ilambiquated: Panties means small pants. I don't see what the problem is. Maybe "pantlings" or "pantikins" or "panticles" as an alternative...?

How about pantalettes?


How about just "pants"? Because that's what I tell my wife I'd like to get into...hers, specifically. ;^)
 
2013-02-16 02:47:39 PM

BumpInTheNight: [i.qkme.me image 400x600]

Hey, its remotely related and we know where this thread is heading any ways.


Daniel Radcliffe in dreds n' drag?
 
2013-02-16 02:50:37 PM

Dragonflew: mongbiohazard: Why does the word "panties" bother so many people?


Because they're too wealthy and too pampered and don't know what real problems are like anymore so they have to invent bullshiat non-problems to fuss over like the useless parasites they are.


"Please lady, tell me more about how the word panties shouldn't be used."
[i160.photobucket.com image 700x493]

Yes, because when a worse problem is found, all other lesser problems are automatically voided.  Your anger at this trivial issue is a problem - but it does not even matter, because there is something worse. Those two starving kids?  They don't matter at all, because there are three starving kids elsewhere, right?

I farking hate this attitude.


In a lot of cases, I agree with you. Just because you can point to someone who has it worse than you, doesn't mean your problems aren't real and important.

However, this is not one of those cases.

This is one of the most juvenile, asinine, over-priveleged, ridiculous things I've ever read. Please spare us your manufactured outrage, and kindly go fornicate yourself.

The children are right to mock you, Ralph.
 
2013-02-16 02:54:14 PM

Cymbal: Let the word go forth: from now on women will only be able to wear thongs or nothing at all. Problem solved.


Dude...be careful what you wish for...you might just get it... (probably NSFW)
 
2013-02-16 03:00:51 PM
Oh jeezuz christ on a stick.
 
2013-02-16 03:02:17 PM
I thought I was the only one who hated that word.  Panties are what little girls wear.  Women wear underwear.  Bras are not called underwear, they're called bras.
 
2013-02-16 03:04:50 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: I remember the day that EBay banned the sales of used panties. You cried.


Nah, I just switched to used cloth diapers.  Only difference is the chair I sit in now.
 
2013-02-16 03:05:04 PM

Elmo Jones: Fuggin Bizzy: Fuggin Bizzy: SpdrJay: So from now on everyone just call panties "pussy covers"--problem solved.

My all time favorite is "squirrel covers," which I first heard John Travolta utter in one of his movies. I want to say it was Swordfish, but I can't verify that right now. The gal's reaction in the movie was priceless - essentially "Are you farking kidding me?" I think later in the same movie he said "You'll be amazed what a guy will do for a piece of patch."

Hilarious shiat.

I thought "squirrel covers" was from Silence of the Lambs. I could be wrong, because I'm often drunk, and always tired. In any case, I'm leaving satisfied.


The only film I can recall offhand hearing it in was Copycat, with Sigourney Weaver
 
2013-02-16 03:05:42 PM

bunner: Women.  They sure do complain a lot.


Yeah, right? This broad needs to shut her dick holster before someone gives her a REAL problem.
 
2013-02-16 03:06:01 PM

Aquapope: radarlove: Women's vaginas are filled with mucus and occasionally yeast, smell off-putting, are naturally covered in hair (or unnaturally in stubble), gush blood a week out of the month, and look like a Predator face.

Who the hellbeast have you been sleeping with?


to be fair when I first saw Predator ripped off his mask, my intitial thought was like damn!! the Predator has a punchable pussy face!
 
2013-02-16 03:06:06 PM
Please, stop and think of the damage this would do to the liquor advertisers!

www.surfersvillage.com
 
2013-02-16 03:06:31 PM

Lochsteppe: CarrieWhite: I've disliked this word for the same reason. We call them Knickers in Aus/UK.

We could go back to the older British term, smallclothes.


Not any more...

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2013-02-16 03:07:04 PM

jake_lex: Popcorn Johnny: No word makes women nuts more than "c*nt". You can call women any name in the book, but as soon a the C word come out, it's on.

I heard a comedian (Bill Burr, I think, but don't quote me on that) say that using the c-word is like taking the argument nuclear.  At that point, it's pretty much mutual assured destruction for the relationship.


Depends on the context. In the throes of some really dirty, degrading sex acts it can really get the right kind of woman hot and bothered.

/Of course you can get away with a lot when kinky sex is involved
//See also: black men, white women, and the n-word
 
2013-02-16 03:07:50 PM
i feel the exact same way about the word jockstrap.  every time i am talking with a woman and the subject innocently turns to jockstraps, it's like i can feel their creepy mind crawling over every inch of my body.

there has to be a less sexualizing word than jockstrap.
 
2013-02-16 03:08:14 PM

johnny queso: i feel the exact same way about the word jockstrap.  every time i am talking with a woman and the subject innocently turns to jockstraps, it's like i can feel their creepy mind crawling over every inch of my body.

there has to be a less sexualizing word than jockstrap.


Tacklebox?
 
2013-02-16 03:08:34 PM

ilambiquated: Panty as a singular of panties makes about as much sense as pant as a singular for pants. Or scissor as a singular for scissors.


Funny how dropping the "s" can make verb out of a noun.
 
2013-02-16 03:10:43 PM
I find the word "quinoa" to be creepy so I demand that everyone stop using it.
 
2013-02-16 03:10:51 PM

BumpInTheNight: johnny queso: i feel the exact same way about the word jockstrap.  every time i am talking with a woman and the subject innocently turns to jockstraps, it's like i can feel their creepy mind crawling over every inch of my body.

there has to be a less sexualizing word than jockstrap.

Tacklebox?


junk drawer?
 
2013-02-16 03:13:18 PM

johnny queso: BumpInTheNight: johnny queso: i feel the exact same way about the word jockstrap.  every time i am talking with a woman and the subject innocently turns to jockstraps, it's like i can feel their creepy mind crawling over every inch of my body.

there has to be a less sexualizing word than jockstrap.

Tacklebox?

junk drawer?


planet of the ape?
 
2013-02-16 03:13:46 PM

AcesFull: johnny queso: BumpInTheNight: johnny queso: i feel the exact same way about the word jockstrap.  every time i am talking with a woman and the subject innocently turns to jockstraps, it's like i can feel their creepy mind crawling over every inch of my body.

there has to be a less sexualizing word than jockstrap.

Tacklebox?

junk drawer?

planet of the ape?


rape cape?
 
2013-02-16 03:18:02 PM
I came here to see an epic thread full of women in panties.

I AM NOW LEAVING EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!
 
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