I knew I hated this word for a reason…

/I knew I hated this word for a reason…

But the etymology of the word ‘panties’ reveals it’s always contained an element of slight. When it entered the lexicon in the mid nineteenth century, it was as a derogatory diminutive of the term for men’s trousers: pantaloons. See what they did there? Took an insulting term for men’s trousers, and applied it to women and children, particularly girls, in an everyday kind of way.

–So apparently I share my revulsion towards this word with a lot of women.

2016-05-14T11:13:51+00:0026th November, 2013|Tags: culture, fashion|Comments Off on I knew I hated this word for a reason…