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2013-02-16 03:22:48 PM  
Real Women Drink Akvavit:


I prefer "wench". Gives me an excuse to talk like a pirate.

"Ho, wench!  Fetch me anotha flagon of ale 'n' come warm me knees!"  Best bellowed as you slap your hand on the table hard enough to rattle glassware.

Used to fark with familiar barmaids like that.  Other patrons would look at me like, "Does this guy have a death wish?"  If I timed it right, someone would spew beer out his nose, which was nice.
 
2013-02-16 03:25:54 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Real Women Drink Akvavit:


I prefer "wench". Gives me an excuse to talk like a pirate.

"Ho, wench!  Fetch me anotha flagon of ale 'n' come warm me knees!"  Best bellowed as you slap your hand on the table hard enough to rattle glassware.

Used to fark with familiar barmaids like that.  Other patrons would look at me like, "Does this guy have a death wish?"  If I timed it right, someone would spew beer out his nose, which was nice.



  it doesnt work well at Arby's...
 
2013-02-16 03:26:53 PM  

NotARocketScientist: Having a sexual reference in a non-sexual situation is what makes the word creepy.


...Please refer to:

johnny queso: being guys we will likely sexualize any word that is used because we will automatically think about what they are covering.


It's like a euphemism treadmill. You will never get any word that refers specifically to women's undergarments away from sexualization.

Also,

WhippingBoy: I think if you find the word "panties" creepy, it says a lot about you...


This is exactly how I feel.
 
2013-02-16 03:31:21 PM  
My dirty undies dude. The whites
 
2013-02-16 03:40:48 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: 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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Damn. She's really lost a lot of weight.
 
2013-02-16 03:51:32 PM  
I avoid using the word 'panties', but I never thought about it too much before. I call 'em all underwear, or drawers (another Newfie thing that's stuck with me years after I've moved away from the coast). I use it especially when my boyfriend leaves his dirty underwear all over the place - "Pick up yer dirty drawers!"
 
2013-02-16 03:57:30 PM  
Hey, look, some woman is trying to make men feel guilty about something again.
 
2013-02-16 03:58:14 PM  
i use the double diminutive pantitas for the gf's drawers.
someone should probably call pedobear.
 
2013-02-16 04:00:11 PM  

AcesFull: BarkingUnicorn: Used to fark with familiar barmaids like that.  Other patrons would look at me like, "Does this guy have a death wish?"  If I timed it right, someone would spew beer out his nose, which was nice.

 it doesnt work well at Arby's...


No wisecrack works well at Arby's:  instead of being the creepy loner on the CCTV footage, you end up as the creepy loner on the CCTV footage who seems to be talking to himself.
 
2013-02-16 04:00:16 PM  

WhippingBoy: 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."
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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.

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.


Well, at least you got to feel superior. So you have that going for you.
 
2013-02-16 04:01:14 PM  
He ain't got laid in a month of Sundays
I caught him once and he was sniffin' my undies
 
2013-02-16 04:04:11 PM  

nmemkha: Way to re-enforce the stereotype that women constantly complain about unimportant things just to give themselves a reason to berate some poor dude and act indignantly superior.


Maybe they should stop if they don`t want people thinking they do that. Although it is possible they do that for a different reason.
 
2013-02-16 04:08:10 PM  
The word panties is not liked because panties are pulled aside, panties get sopping wet, panties are pulled off with the teeth, panties show the outline of what lies underneath, scented pink panties are thrown to the other side of the room and forgotten, panties are ripped off in the heat of the moment etc etc etc

It`s not the same with bottom underwear or even knickers (panties for cougers)
 
2013-02-16 04:21:25 PM  

Elmo Jones: 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.


ArkAngel: The only film I can recall offhand hearing it in was Copycat, with Sigourney Weaver


Yep...

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2013-02-16 04:23:04 PM  
www.geekologie.com
 
2013-02-16 04:27:59 PM  
I prefer women who wear their panties on their head... www.rollerderbyinsidetrack.com
 
2013-02-16 04:30:12 PM  

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

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


Hey, don't go putting words into Harry Potters mouth.
 
2013-02-16 04:31:45 PM  

AcesFull: BarkingUnicorn: Real Women Drink Akvavit:


I prefer "wench". Gives me an excuse to talk like a pirate.

"Ho, wench!  Fetch me anotha flagon of ale 'n' come warm me knees!"  Best bellowed as you slap your hand on the table hard enough to rattle glassware.

Used to fark with familiar barmaids like that.  Other patrons would look at me like, "Does this guy have a death wish?"  If I timed it right, someone would spew beer out his nose, which was nice.


  it doesnt work well at Arby's...


That's because tipping isn't allowed at Arby's.
 
2013-02-16 04:34:19 PM  
No one's mentioned trollies yet? The word has a nice humorous tone
 
2013-02-16 04:42:10 PM  
I've never understood why we pluralize what we wear below the waist; each one is a single garment. It's not like you wear one "panty" or "short" or "brief" etc. per leg, then attach them in the middle. I'm not wearing a "shirts" right now, but I am wearing pantS.

Strangely, the exception is "thong"; so "number of butt cheeks contained" determines a garment's singularity or plurality?

Also, I feel a little creepy saying the word "panties".
 
2013-02-16 04:46:18 PM  
Lernaeus:  I'm not wearing a "shirts" right now, but I am wearing pantS.

Sucker.

Pants suck.
 
2013-02-16 04:56:02 PM  

Lernaeus: I've never understood why we pluralize what we wear below the waist; each one is a single garment. It's not like you wear one "panty" or "short" or "brief" etc. per leg, then attach them in the middle. I'm not wearing a "shirts" right now, but I am wearing pantS.

Strangely, the exception is "thong"; so "number of butt cheeks contained" determines a garment's singularity or plurality?

Also, I feel a little creepy saying the word sniffing "panties".


/FTFM
//doesn't stop me
 
2013-02-16 04:57:04 PM  
whileI don't particularly care either way about the use of the word panties, it is fun to tell teenage/twenty-something guys to  pull their pants up because their panties are showing :)
 
2013-02-16 05:02:49 PM  
biatch has a clothing fetish and won't get real. She reminds me of a crazy biatch I dated who got offended that I wore briefs instead of boxers. I never even thought or cared about underwear because the women in my family kept me so well supplied with gifts every Christmas that I never had to buy my own. Underwear is underwear. But this chick called my Fruit-of-the-Loom briefs "panties." Then she bought me 10 pair of silk boxer shorts and threw out all my briefs.

So just to piss her off I went out and bought some Hanes Her Way and wore them all the time. But she foiled my cunning plan by saying she thought they were sexy and was cool with it. Go figure.

/still wear panties
 
2013-02-16 05:22:10 PM  
Why does panties sound sexual?

Because VAGINA. And feelings. And stuff. I don't know. Just shut up. I hate you! *sob*
 
2013-02-16 05:36:40 PM  
Lernaeus
I've never understood why we pluralize what we wear below the waist; each one is a single garment.
It's not like you wear one "panty" or "short" or "brief" etc. per leg, then attach them in the middle.


Well, not anymore.
But those words might be a bit older than today's fashion and tailoring.
 
2013-02-16 05:59:14 PM  
Dear Sarah Fentem:
Please STFU you superficial, vapid, hyper-sensitive pseudo-feminism.

You cannot have your own version of a feminist sex in the city column.
 
2013-02-16 06:16:29 PM  

Xcott: 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.


Well, hopefully it was humor piece, otherwise it sounds like a lousy episode of "it grinds my gears."
 
2013-02-16 06:18:20 PM  
 
2013-02-16 06:20:17 PM  
The thing I've never got about these random people who are offended by the term panties is what else do you call them? My understanding is that it is the term for a certain kind of underwear. Much like boxers, briefs, boy shorts, thongs, etc, etc. If you don't like panties... well then don't wear them. There's all kinds of underwear out there, panties are just some of the most popular for most women.
 
2013-02-16 06:33:05 PM  
Oh enough with the over sensitivity!! I'm almost positive if they were always called undergarments instead of 'panties' women would have them in knots because the word wasn't sexy enough. You're allowed to have an opinion but cripes, there are bigger battles to fight!!!!!
 
2013-02-16 06:38:51 PM  
All the guys who are trying to get into a feminist's pants will be sharing this link on their Facebook list.
 
2013-02-16 06:54:29 PM  
I can't believe I agree with the author in the Bull(cough) Atlantic.

I hate the word "panty". So effing juvenile sounding.
 
2013-02-16 07:02:05 PM  
Hey underpants...

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2013-02-16 07:09:41 PM  
List of things you can't say around feminists with a chip on their shoulder:

woman
mailman
girl
gal
broad
chick
bird
skirt
babe
dame
toots
mankind
man-made
manpower
chairman
headmaster
policeman
fireman
man
hole
panties
 
2013-02-16 07:12:08 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: I can't believe I agree with the author in the Bull(cough) Atlantic.

I hate the word "panty". So effing juvenile sounding.


Yet many women willingly wear popular pants with the word "PINK" or "JUICY" on their ass.
 
2013-02-16 07:37:58 PM  
Women's underwear serves the same utilitarian purpose a man's underwear does.

This is where the author went wrong.

Men's underwear is for keeping their balls in place.
 
2013-02-16 07:42:17 PM  
(people are way to serious, quit worrying about words and enjoy life)

there is entirely too much rational disscussion going on in here.

let me help you fix that

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2013-02-16 08:04:56 PM  
Women hate truth in advertising:

Panties (pronounced pant-tease)

Pant

pant 1  (p

v. pant·ed, pant·ing, pants v.intr.1. To breathe rapidly in short gasps, as after exertion.2. To beat loudly or heavily; throb or pulsate.3. To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.4. To long demonstratively; yearn: was panting for a chance to play.v.tr.To utter hurriedly or breathlessly: I panted my congratulations to the winner of the race.n.1. A short labored breath; a gasp.2. A throb; a pulsation.3. A short loud puff, as of steam from an engine.[Middle English panten, perhaps alteration of Old French pantaisier, from Vulgar Latin *pantasi, from Greek phantasioun, to form images, from phantasi, appearance; see fantasy.]pant adv.pant 2  (p

n.1. Trousers. Often used in the plural.


Tease

tease  (tv. teased, teas·ing, teas·es v.tr.1. To annoy or pester; vex.2. To make fun of; mock playfully.3. To arouse hope, desire, or curiosity in without affording satisfaction.4. a. To urge persistently; coax: teasing their mother for more candy.b. To gain by persistent coaxing: "the New York editor who could tease great books from the unpromising woolly jumble of an author's first draft" (Ian Jack).c. To deal with or have an effect on as if by teasing.5. To cut (tissue, for example) into pieces for examination.6. To disentangle and dress the fibers of (wool, for example).7. To raise the nap of (cloth) by dressing, as with a fuller's teasel.8. To ruffle (the hair) by combing from the ends toward the scalp for an airy, full effect.v.intr.To annoy or make fun of someone persistently.n.1. a. The act of teasing.b. The state of being teased.2. One that teases, as:a. One given to playful mocking.b. A woman who behaves like a coquette.c. A preliminary remark or act intended to whet the curiosity.
 
2013-02-16 08:08:02 PM  
She probably just has a problem with them because her's are uncomfortable. Her panties would probably fit better if she took that stick out of her ass.
 
2013-02-16 08:18:41 PM  
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2013-02-16 08:25:55 PM  
Years ago in NOLA I saw some novelty panties/knickers emblazoned, "Dago Lunchbox."
 
2013-02-16 08:27:31 PM  
The uglier the woman the more she hates the word "panties."
 
2013-02-16 08:35:55 PM  

Fromageball: 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.

coont is just an ugly-sounding word...

the one person who has ever called me a coont was one of the men's rights type who feels like his mother is responsible for all of his problems in life and he projects that onto every female he meets.

Yeah, I think it's probably my least favorite word in the English language.  I can't even say it -- I have trouble spitting it out the same way I have trouble with the N-word, probably in part because it makes me feel like it might associate me with the sort of people who DO those those words.


quokka70: I grew up in Australia where the word is "knickers", as mentioned above.

I have lived in the US for 20 years, but "panties" still strikes my ear as the sort of a word a heavy-breathing pervert uses during an obscene phone call.  Nasty.


Huh, that's funny.  I never had any particular problem with the word, but if I had to have an opinion about it, to me it actually sounds more childish than sexual.  Maybe it's just the "ie" sound at the end of the word that does it for me -- nicknames for people or things are sometimes made by omitting a syllable or two from the end and replacing it with the "ie" sound.  It makes it sound sort of like a cutesie short term to me.
 
2013-02-16 08:43:20 PM  

Atharaenea: 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.


See, this is what I always thought.
 
2013-02-16 08:46:54 PM  

fknra: (people are way to serious, quit worrying about words and enjoy life)

there is entirely too much rational disscussion going on in here.

let me help you fix that

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2013-02-16 08:53:41 PM  
Wear thongs!
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2013-02-16 08:58:06 PM  

Oh_Enough_Already: Maynotlast: The uglier the woman the more she hates the word "panties."

Generally speaking this is correct, but the author is quite young and hot with a great rack barely kept in check by her lacy bra, AKA "boob panties."


Somebody watched freaks and geeks
 
2013-02-16 09:03:03 PM  
 
2013-02-16 09:07:50 PM  
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