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RE[3]: pants / trousers
by David on Thu 8th May 2008 18:09 UTC 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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RE[5]: pants / trousers
by David on Thu 8th May 2008 18:53 in reply to "RE[4]: pants / trousers"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

So true. That's about the only remaining common usage of the term, and it's truly very unfortunate, and a very unfortunate fashion statement as well. I just with people would call them "belt packs."

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RE[5]: pants / trousers
by mikesum32 on Thu 8th May 2008 19:47 in reply to "RE[4]: pants / trousers"
mikesum32 Member since:
2005-10-22

Here in the US a pussy is usually not a cat. A biscuit is a cookie, and a scone is a biscuit.

Oh, and we don't use stones as a weight measurement.

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RE[5]: pants / trousers
by JonathanBThompson on Mon 12th May 2008 07:06 in reply to "RE[4]: pants / trousers"
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

Another big one to change the name (and how it is used) is that if you wear it on the fanny, you set yourself up for a much greater chance of having it robbed blind by pickpockets (let's create a new term for specialized ones, "pickfannys") because they're so insecure, if you've not locked it somehow.

I've been known in the past to use one for carrying my wallet/keys/necessities to my reality while on runs, but not facing backwards. Thus, it'd more accurately be called ... well, let's not go there ;)

Never buy fish from a salesman wearing a codpiece! ;)

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