P�le of Pants.

Mark Odegard markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 19 00:04:20 UTC 2000


The Beeb gives this one.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/special_report/1999/02/99/e-cyclopedia/newsid_1076000/1076585.stm

It states it's non-vulgar. 'Pile', tho', has connotations in AmE that edge
it into that direction, as with the initialism, P.O.S., where P stands for
pile or piece, the O for of, and S for the s-word.

'Pile' also evokes the alternate name for hemorrhoid, and in the context of
underwear, well, of 'skid-marks'.

Whatever the Beeb says, it sure looks vulgar to me.

Mark Odegard.

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