Ronald Butters ronbutters at AOL.COM
Sun Nov 20 20:23:58 UTC 2011

That too. My point (sorry for having being so terse) was that Dickey (or was it the screen writer? I guess one could check the novel)  was not having the character utter a general term for underwear, but rather a sardonic word for a female garment in preparation for "using his victim like a woman. I am quit certain that "panties" is not a hypernym equivalent to underwear.

On Nov 20, 2011, at 3:15 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> "Like a pig," as I recall.
> JL

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