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22-10-2019, 12:49   #31
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That's why I don't have any white clothes in my wardrobe.
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29-10-2019, 21:37   #32
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Was hoping to never have to post this again, however...

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I've seen them on lads my age (22), usually after Love Island finishes up.
The only people who can pull them off are tanned people on their holidays in hot countries.. Ireland on it's one good weekend doesn't count.
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who calls them pants ?
pants are jocks !!
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*please note that this post took 15 minutes to write, I had to stop midway for a dump. I feel it added extra emotion to the whole episode
Seems like a good reason to steer clear of white pants.
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who calls them pants ?
pants are jocks !!
No they're not only people in the UK say that, the rest of the world pants = trousers
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11-09-2020, 21:06   #37
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No they're not only people in the UK say that, the rest of the world pants = trousers
UK and Ireland, at the very least. Also remember, that most of the rest of the world doesn't speak English natively.

Absolutely nobody in Ireland will assume "pants" = "trousers" unless they've been infected with Americanisms.
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Apparently the Irish did indeed invent trousers...

https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=trousers

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trousers (n.)
"garment for men, covering the lower body and each leg separately," 1610s, earlier trouzes (1580s), extended from trouse (1570s), with plural ending typical of things in pairs, from Gaelic or Middle Irish triubhas "close-fitting shorts," of uncertain origin. Early recorded use of the word indicates the garment was regarded as Celtic: "A jellous wife was like an Irish trouze, alwayes close to a mans tayle" [1630]. The unexplained, unetymological second -r- is perhaps by influence of drawers or other words in pairs ending in -ers.
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