Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 24 21:50:03 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 3:17 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
> _Shorts_ is ambiguous, meaning either short pants or underpants (boxers).

Yes. But I prefer "underwear" to "underpants."

BTW, why this sudden interest in dialect differences? :-)

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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