Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 2 20:37:10 UTC 2006

Oops! I should have read this one first! I would have gotten he source
of "go commando" correct. BTW, what is "porky-pigging"?


On 12/2/06, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> Subject:      BRITNEY COMMANDO!!
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> LA-LA LAND (Dec. 2).--Britney Spears, fresh from her Las Vegas BIMBO SUMMIT!  with  Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, has been photographed emerging from a limousine clearly wearing no underwear.
>   The story, first reported by the Fox News Channel, was accompanied by the on-screen caption  "BRITNEY COMMANDO!"  (To "go commando" is teenspeak, documented by linguist Pamela Munro and others, meaning "to wear no underwear.")
>   The phrase was popularized some years ago by an episode of the popular NBC series _Friends_.
>   With a red stripe added editorially for modesty, the picture of Britney Spears, snapped by an unidentified photographer, was aired repeatedly on Fox's _Fox & Friends_ morning show. The show has criticized the current children's movie _Happy Feet_ as containing "gay and left-wing" propaganda inconsistent with family values.
>   Paris Hilton has also been photographed commando. Sources claim the Big Three may have decided upon going commando as national policy during the BIMBO SUMMIT!  The related practice of "porky-pigging" is also believed to have been discussed.
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