Jewls2u Jewls2u at WHIDBEY.COM
Fri Jul 5 14:51:42 UTC 2002

I was on drill team many moons ago and our uniforms consisted of a top,
skirt, briefs, gloves, socks, shoes and pom poms. The briefs aren't actually
part of the uniform. They are very thick and actually meant to be worn over

-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Of Lynne Murphy
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 5:31 AM
Subject: Re: Skort

--On Friday, July 5, 2002 9:25 am +0000 "James A. Landau"
<JJJRLandau at AOL.COM> wrote:

> P.S.  What is the proper term for a cheerleader's skirt?  It has integral
> color-coordinated panties, so that the cheerleader can do cartwheels
> "safely", but I've never heard anyone refer to a "cheerleader's skort".

I'd call it a 'chearleader's skirt', but that's more about the length and
pleats than about the panties.

I don't know what you call the skirts with the panties built in, but the
panties themselves, i.e., panties that are colored and meant to be seen
when doing cartwheels etc. are called 'lollipops'.  I'm guessing that's a

Now, trying to find 'lollipop' by putting 'lollipop cheerleader panties'
into Google brings up a whole lot of borderline pedophilic stuff.  In most
cases, the 'lollipops' involved are not panties, but I do find a reference


Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
Acting Director, MA in Applied Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH

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