Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Underlying definitions

A quirky find while taking a walk after a storm.

I’ve worn culottes, but don’t think of them as "briefs", which are defined as:

++ Short, tight-fitting underpants; men's or women's underpants without legs.

So, I looked up "culottes":

++ A woman's full trousers cut to resemble a skirt. Often used in the plural. [French, breeches, diminutive of cul, rump or backside, from Latin cūlus.]

And "sans-culottes" also came up:

++ Literally, ‘without breeches’. A term loosely applied to the lower classes in France during the French Revolution. The name was derived from the fact that these people wore long trousers instead of the knee breeches worn by the upper classes.

When I looked up ropa interior, (Spanish translation: underclothes), links for Victoria’s Secret and other similar stores popped up. Olé!

But what’s really impressive is that this underwear features "the NEW AZS (Advanced Zoning System) for maximum targeted absorption."

I guess it was only a matter of time before underwear, too, went hi-tech… :-)

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Politicians, like underwear, should be changed often, and for the same reasons.
-P.J. O’Rourke

I do not believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
-Woody Allen

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