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2013-02-16 02:18:41 PM
12 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-16 12:10:32 PM
11 votes:

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.




And they say that romance is dead.
2013-02-16 08:23:26 AM
10 votes:
Moist panties are still awesome right?
2013-02-16 09:44:33 AM
9 votes:
On blondes they are known as 'ankle warmers'...
2013-02-16 09:07:59 AM
9 votes:
My only problem with word is my mil raised three girls and will use the word panties for all underwear for both genders.  Really annoying when your toddler son just got potty trained and runs out the bathroom in his briefs just to have grandma say 'Oh, your running around in your panties'.  Quit it woman, my sons are boys, not your granddaughters.

/she also had a thing about using the phrase 'butt burp'
//she quit that, when I started using the phrase 'face fart'
2013-02-16 12:18:39 PM
8 votes:
static.someecards.com
2013-02-16 12:07:07 PM
7 votes:
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.

Cutesey words like "panties" and things like frilly lace and the color pink have been appropriated to trick potential suitors into forgetting just what disgusting germ-filled incubators women really are.

But if a small group of women want to wreck that for everyone else, whatever.
2013-02-16 08:42:33 AM
7 votes:
This article reads like that awkward moment when you ask your friends "Hey guys, don't you hate it when...?" and no one does.
2013-02-16 11:48:40 AM
5 votes:
The panties their mothers laid out for them?
2013-02-16 09:32:20 AM
5 votes:
How about we rename panties to "clothes under my trousers." Or cumt for short.
2013-02-16 01:39:56 PM
4 votes:
I realized that twunt covers was a bit, crass.  So, I'm officially withdrawing that entry and instead, I'll suggest  calling them mufflers.
2013-02-16 12:08:40 PM
4 votes:
I totally understand how they feel.  It causes me no end of grief to have my underclothes referred to with such violence-laden epithets as "boxers" and "wife beaters".
2013-02-16 01:45:56 PM
3 votes:

The Voice of Doom: NotARocketScientist
We need a non-sexual word to describe the lower half of women's underwear. One that can be used for small children as well as old and/or obese women and not make anyone cringe.

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 were trousers and women were trousies.



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."

The author of the article isn't demanding that a new word be added to our language to describe her underwear, because it already exists.  She's demanding that Victoria's Secret stop using a sexual-sounding word in their advertisements.  (Presumably so she can shop for her lace thongs and high heels in an unintimidating, non-sexualized context?)  For god's sake, just go two doors down to the Dress Barn and be done with it.
2013-02-16 01:28:15 PM
3 votes:
theventus.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-16 12:48:02 PM
3 votes:
imgc.allpostersimages.com
2013-02-16 11:42:20 AM
3 votes:
I remember the day that EBay banned the sales of used panties. You cried.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-16 10:06:41 AM
3 votes:
Stop wearing them and we'll stop talking about them.
2013-02-16 09:47:08 AM
3 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: PhiloeBedoe: On blondes they are known as 'ankle warmers'...

I thought those were earmuffs.


When their ankles are behind their ears...
2013-02-16 09:45:08 AM
3 votes:

PhiloeBedoe: On blondes they are known as 'ankle warmers'...


I thought those were earmuffs.
2013-02-16 08:56:55 AM
3 votes:

beautifulbob: Moist panties are still awesome right?


moist panties in their crevice.
2013-02-16 05:22:10 PM
2 votes:
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 02:18:58 PM
2 votes:

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 01:49:03 PM
2 votes:
Women.  They sure do complain a lot.
2013-02-16 01:32:46 PM
2 votes:
media.weirdworm.com

Soon to be called "Previously Worn Female1 Intimate Apparel Vending Apparatus"


/ 1 "Female" refers to gender of intended wearer.  Use by actual female not guaranteed.
2013-02-16 01:31:16 PM
2 votes:
I farking love my panties. They cradle my balls soooo much better than anything else, and the fabric is just much nicer than the cotton they use for men's underwear.
2013-02-16 01:28:07 PM
2 votes:
Because odor-eaters was taken?
2013-02-16 01:06:14 PM
2 votes:
i917.photobucket.com
2013-02-16 12:36:26 PM
2 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-02-16 12:15:24 PM
2 votes:

FlashHarry: i'm not sure what these "panties" look like.


Spoken like a true farker
2013-02-16 12:11:49 PM
2 votes:

ausfahrk: I totally understand how they feel.  It causes me no end of grief to have my underclothes referred to with such violence-laden epithets as "boxers" and "wife beaters".


I'm going to start calling my socks c*nt punters.
2013-02-16 12:04:29 PM
2 votes:
content8.flixster.com
2013-02-16 11:58:54 AM
2 votes:
Someone has their knickers in a twist about people asking if she has her panties in a bunch.
2013-02-16 11:50:20 AM
2 votes:

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


It forced us back into the unscrupulous and sometimes unsavory world of the used panties black market, is all it did.
2013-02-16 09:14:41 AM
2 votes:
Actually, I've always found the word "underpants" to be stupid, childish, and a bit creepy.

But you don't seem me getting my panties in a bunch over it.
2013-02-17 03:01:56 PM
1 votes:
Confucius say, "Panties not greatest thing in world, but close to it."
2013-02-17 03:59:53 AM
1 votes:
Let's just be done with this, and call them CoochieQueef & BloodPhart Catcher Hammocks !!

/I know
2013-02-17 03:58:48 AM
1 votes:

MadAzza: 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 love the word "c*nt." Use it whenever it seems appropriate, which is surprisingly often.

But I hate the word "panties." HATE IT. Always have, for the reasons the writer noted.

www.trilobite.org
2013-02-17 12:22:25 AM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Xcott: NotARocketScientist: 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.

You mean like seeing the word "panties" in a Richard Scarry book?

I think there are creepier things in Richard Scarry books, like the pedophile fox in Officer Montey of Monaco (probably the only evil character in a Richard Scarry book, he is drawn with uniquely red eyes.)  Or the simple fact that the animals routinely sit down to eat roast beef, and thus there are no cows among all the characters.  They have cats, pigs, yaks, alligators, baboons, elephants, but never any cows, unless he's illustrating a Mother Goose rhyme about a cow.  Remember that the next time you read to your kids:  just over one of those pleasant green hillsides is a prison camp where the cow characters have all been sent for processing, like something out of "V: the final battle."

Holy crap man. What horrible thing happened to you?


Fatherhood.  Once you have to read the same book hundreds of times, you start to notice these things.  I grew up with these same books and never noticed the absence of cows---but somewhere around the 200th time I read my son Feed Big Hilda Hippo her ABCs, it finally occurred to me that this mouse is feeding a hippo a big roast (R for roast,) and this is possible because Scarry tapped one species of animal to stay behind the scenes and only really appear as food.

The critters in Richard Scarry's world will also eat turkey at Thanksgiving, and sausages of unspecified animal content, and bacon.  The pigs in particular seem to have no issue with eating bacon.  For some reason I find that a lot less creepy than the missing cows, because you know the cows have to be somewhere, because they are eaten.  And you know they're just as sentient as the other animals, because it wouldn't make sense to have sentient pigs/sheep/goats/yaks/moose/ponies but regular cows.  The only logical conclusion is that the animals of Busytown drew lots a la Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, to decide who would be the food.
2013-02-16 08:08:02 PM
1 votes:
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 07:02:05 PM
1 votes:
Hey underpants...

i256.photobucket.com
2013-02-16 04:23:04 PM
1 votes:
www.geekologie.com
2013-02-16 03:13:18 PM
1 votes:

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 03:10:51 PM
1 votes:

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 03:10:43 PM
1 votes:
I find the word "quinoa" to be creepy so I demand that everyone stop using it.
2013-02-16 03:08:14 PM
1 votes:

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 03:06:31 PM
1 votes:

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...

i1-news.softpedia-static.com
2013-02-16 03:05:42 PM
1 votes:

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 03:04:50 PM
1 votes:

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 02:18:33 PM
1 votes:
Opposite
m5.paperblog.com
2013-02-16 02:16:26 PM
1 votes:
Paging Adolph Oliver Panties; Adolph Oliver Panties to the panties thread, please.
2013-02-16 02:15:39 PM
1 votes:
Vampires eat what?

www.geekstir.com
2013-02-16 01:54:51 PM
1 votes:

fortheloveofgod: ausfahrk: The Voice of Doom: NotARocketScientist

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.  From TFA -

"So what word could be used instead? Personally, I've always just called my bottom unmentionables "underwear." My sister, though, disagrees. "Underwear" is no dice, she says, because women have two types of underwear (bras and panties)-andhow will you know which ones are being referred to? "


Her sister is retarded.  When I said grandma ripped a big hole in her underwear, did you think "Well, I shore hope her boobs are OK"?  Neither did anyone else.
2013-02-16 01:36:31 PM
1 votes:
If I reach a point in my life where I'm concerned about what my underwear is called, then I've either completely and utterly failed miserably with no hope of redemption, or I've completely and utterly won.
2013-02-16 01:21:52 PM
1 votes:

BumpInTheNight: WhippingBoy: BumpInTheNight: WhippingBoy: As a Hegemonic Patriarch, I was planning to stop oppressing women today, but now I see that the real problem is the use of the term "panties", so instead, I'll continue my oppression, but I'll stop using that term.

You're welcome.

I just called my secretary and told her that as per feminists with too much time on their hands we will have no more panties in the office starting now, I warned her that I will be personally following up on that mandate on monday and random inspections to come.

How empowered she must feel!

From now on, I demand that I be regarded as a Feminist.

Oh it went to her head right away!  She had the nerve to suggest that this new rule swings both ways.  I was upset at first but then realized we must all make sacrifices in this dawn of a more enlightened age, she was right.


Makes sense! Equality is equality!
2013-02-16 01:20:50 PM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: BumpInTheNight: WhippingBoy: As a Hegemonic Patriarch, I was planning to stop oppressing women today, but now I see that the real problem is the use of the term "panties", so instead, I'll continue my oppression, but I'll stop using that term.

You're welcome.

I just called my secretary and told her that as per feminists with too much time on their hands we will have no more panties in the office starting now, I warned her that I will be personally following up on that mandate on monday and random inspections to come.

How empowered she must feel!

From now on, I demand that I be regarded as a Feminist.


Oh it went to her head right away!  She had the nerve to suggest that this new rule swings both ways.  I was upset at first but then realized we must all make sacrifices in this dawn of a more enlightened age, she was right.
2013-02-16 01:18:46 PM
1 votes:
I vote for calling them "womanhole covers."
2013-02-16 01:15:21 PM
1 votes:
Those are my fine washables.
2013-02-16 01:11:03 PM
1 votes:

NotARocketScientist: Panties means small pants. I don't see what the problem is. Maybe "pantlings" or "pantikins" or "panticles" as an alternative...?
    
I totally understand how they feel.  It causes me no end of grief to have my underclothes referred to with such violence-laden epithets as "boxers" and "wife beaters".

Lets solve 3 problems then and change the word boxers to panties.
1) Boxers are shaped more like pants than women's underwear so the word is more accurate
2) men don't have to deal with violence-laden epithets
3) women can relax when men start to talk about panties.

How many men complaining about this woman's biatching just recoiled at the idea of having their underwear called panties?

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.

This
I've lived here all my life and it has the same effect on me.
We need a non-sexual word to describe the lower half of women's underwear. One that can be used for small children as well as old and/or obese women and not make anyone cringe.


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.
2013-02-16 12:46:26 PM
1 votes:
I hate the words Panty and Panties.  Oh, shiat.  I'm a woman.

And a Carlin: Why do we call it A bra, and PAIR of panties?  One thing goes in panties and 2 things go in a bra.
2013-02-16 12:44:05 PM
1 votes:
mimg.ugo.com
2013-02-16 12:43:09 PM
1 votes:

lunkhed: Round here it's 'kecks' or 'grundies'.

The word 'woman' infers adjunction to 'man' and is offensive The same applies to 'male' and 'female'. The correct and acceptable descriptive of gender is 'person' and 'woperson'.

No, wait...


I prefer "wench". Gives me an excuse to talk like a pirate.
2013-02-16 12:42:08 PM
1 votes:
Know who else doesn't like them called panties?

www.enemyplanet.com
2013-02-16 12:41:59 PM
1 votes:

heap: i think the only time the term makes my ear twitch is when it's in the singular.

a panty. a pant. a scissor. scissoring panty.

what were we talking about again?


Now that I have completed a GIS for "scissoring panties" the ads here on fark are getting more of my attention.
2013-02-16 12:41:58 PM
1 votes:
I am only creeped out by the word when used by Piers Anthony.  *shudder*
2013-02-16 12:37:19 PM
1 votes:
The Huffington Post's Zoë Triska named it "the worst word ever."

Duly noted. From now on, your panties will be called "coont covers".
2013-02-16 12:33:53 PM
1 votes:
Well FARK,you susprise me.I expected at least one Farker to mention how sexy and comfortable he felt wearing panties.
2013-02-16 12:28:06 PM
1 votes:

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.


Go on.....
2013-02-16 12:27:28 PM
1 votes:
Fine, we'll call them "vulva wrappers".
2013-02-16 12:26:53 PM
1 votes:
i.qkme.me

Hey, its remotely related and we know where this thread is heading any ways.
2013-02-16 12:25:33 PM
1 votes:

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

Pantaloons is still out there, waiting to be brought back.


As long as they cover the quim
2013-02-16 12:12:44 PM
1 votes:
This article is tyr result of a liberal with too much rime on their hands.
2013-02-16 12:08:18 PM
1 votes:
Like so many people today, the author has a dislike and makes no suggestion for a remedy.
Comes across as just whining.
2013-02-16 11:59:56 AM
1 votes:
i think the only time the term makes my ear twitch is when it's in the singular.

a panty. a pant. a scissor. scissoring panty.

what were we talking about again?
2013-02-16 11:58:19 AM
1 votes:
I concur.  It's 2013, I think we can pick a better word.  I suggest something a little less cringeworthy, like twuntcovers.
2013-02-16 11:56:06 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-16 11:54:52 AM
1 votes:

PhiloeBedoe: On blondes they are known as 'ankle warmers'...


and then when they stand on their heads they become brunettes with bad breath.
2013-02-16 11:54:00 AM
1 votes:
I'm a Pittsburgher, man!

They're called "gutchies"
2013-02-16 09:18:51 AM
1 votes:
Pantaloons sounds like perverted cartoon chraracters.
2013-02-16 08:55:02 AM
1 votes:
"What's wrong with her underwear?"

"They're not in my mouth"

/not obscure
 
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