Knickers (was: They're as self-centered as we are!)

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Nov 4 16:24:47 UTC 2009

Here in America, does "underpants" seem more feminine than "underwear" or "shorts" or "briefs"?


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>Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 14:47:27 +0000
>From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> (on behalf of Damien Hall <djh514 at YORK.AC.UK>)
>Just a note on a branching topic: _knickers_ is the standard BrE locution only for (women's) 'panties', not for (men's) 'underpants'.
>Damien Hall
>University of York
>Department of Language and Linguistic Science
>YO10 5DD

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