Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: pants and stuff

From: Girvan Burnside (
Date: 09 Aug 2000

It might help to point out that "pants" in the UK doesn't mean trousers, it means underwear - I think in the US you would say "shorts" or something.

Then again it might not help.

Girvan wrote:

> I've been waiting for somebody else to answer the "pants" question,
> because I don't really know about it -- I _think_ it probably derives
> from "pants down" - embarrassing, therefore embarrassingly awful.

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