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RE[2]: pants / trousers
by rft183 on Thu 8th May 2008 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE: pants / trousers"
rft183
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2005-08-11

In the US, the word 'fanny' refers to the 'rear end'.

Oh, and I've always figured that pants was considered plural because it ends in 's'. I know that's not a very good rule, though, because there are plenty of exceptions (There's a good English rule!). I just haven't been able to think of a better reason!

Edited 2008-05-08 15:44 UTC

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RE[3]: pants / trousers
by David on Thu 8th May 2008 18:09 in reply to "RE[2]: pants / trousers"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Not only does "fanny" mean "rear end" in the US, but it's considered a very innocuous, and even childish word. It's also antiquated, and not in wide use anymore, which should come as a relief to horrified Brits.

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RE[4]: pants / trousers
by atriq on Thu 8th May 2008 18:35 in reply to "RE[3]: pants / trousers"
atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

This is why it is all the more important for us in the US to bring about the demise of the fanny pack!

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