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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Jun 17, 8:16 AM
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    Zips
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    • 14th Jun 17, 8:16 AM
    Zips 14th Jun 17 at 8:16 AM
    Why do zips always (on clothes) start from the bottom and close when zipped upwards?
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 15th Jun 17, 1:55 PM
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    Hahahahahahahha!

    The dreaded americanisms strike again!

    Pants = underwear
    If you mean trousers, say trousers/jeans!

    No-one has zips in their pants i.e. underwear, unless they like being caught all unnecessary!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Well apparently you can Pyx.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Jun 17, 2:01 PM
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    Well apparently you can Pyx.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Jun 17, 4:12 PM
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    Pyxis
    It might be regional rather than an Americanism. There's a few corners of the UK that say pants rather than trousers. I've met a couple of folk from Manchester who do.

    Ditto with "mom". I've seen a couple of folk on here being asked if they're American when they say mom instead of mum, but it seems to be pretty common in some areas (Midlands is one).
    Originally posted by Penitent
    What do they call underwear, then?
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 15th Jun 17, 5:58 PM
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    donnajunkie
    We may be talking a different language here but I don't have zips in my pants
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Pants meaning trousers, jeans etc.
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 15th Jun 17, 6:01 PM
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    Hahahahahahahha!

    The dreaded americanisms strike again!

    Pants = underwear
    If you mean trousers, say trousers/jeans!

    No-one has zips in their pants i.e. underwear, unless they like being caught all unnecessary!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I think if you say pants it can be any bottom half clothing, apart from footwear of course. If I specifically meant underwear I would say underwear or under pants.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 15th Jun 17, 6:25 PM
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    I think if you say pants it can be any bottom half clothing, apart from footwear of course. If I specifically meant underwear I would say underwear or under pants.
    Originally posted by donnajunkie
    Because I'm a saddo and I was bored I had a google about that. And yes, it seems some Northern folk do refer to trousers as pants, as do the Americans. And underwear is underwear or underpants!

    I must admit I didn't realise it was a common term in the UK so I learned something new today
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Jun 17, 6:38 PM
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    Because I'm a saddo and I was bored I had a google about that. And yes, it seems some Northern folk do refer to trousers as pants, as do the Americans. And underwear is underwear or underpants!

    I must admit I didn't realise it was a common term in the UK so I learned something new today
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Me too, and the mom thing.

    Maybe a lot of people from those areas emigrated to America and took the parlance with them?
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 15th Jun 17, 7:00 PM
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    Hold on in Northern Ireland they say Cacks for underwear. Amongst some other terms.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Jun 17, 8:30 PM
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    I do occassionally produce a bit of useful information, in between all the whinging.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    The thing about whinging -
    Better out than in-ging.
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    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 16th Jun 17, 1:46 PM
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    Hahahahahahahha!

    The dreaded americanisms strike again!

    Pants = underwear
    If you mean trousers, say trousers/jeans!

    No-one has zips in their pants i.e. underwear, unless they like being caught all unnecessary!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    They are called UNDERpants for men so if they are under your pants therefore you wear pants.
    Northern Northern Northern.
    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 16th Jun 17, 1:47 PM
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    Guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    And easy access
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 16th Jun 17, 2:14 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    They are called UNDERpants for men so if they are under your pants therefore you wear pants.
    Originally posted by Exile_geordie
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    And easy access
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    Oooh you are on the ball today.
    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 16th Jun 17, 2:29 PM
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    Superman isnt real so he doesnt count
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Jun 17, 2:32 PM
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