Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday - Bottoms Up

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading and is hosted by Bermuda Onion.

Before we went to China I had an idea about doing a poster called Chinese Laundry for my new laundry room. So I was on a mission to take as many pictures of laundry as I could much to the dismay of my travelling companions. And I did get many photos. We had a discussion about all the different expressions for underwear:
Scanties
Undies
Intimates
Lingerie
Knickers
Skivvies
Unmentionables
Panties
Smalls
Long Johns
Boxers
Bloomers
Drawers
Some new ones to me once I started researching this topic for this post:
Reg Grundys (Australia)
underkrackers
trollies
duds
kecks
Undeniable proof of Global Warming (underwear,lingerie,decades,shrinking)

And then you get into types:
Thongs
G-Strings
Tangas

And also found in googling (too much time on my hands) the typo underware! More later on my intense dislike of typos!


And then we have the expressions:
Don't get your knickers in a twist.
Going commando.....

And now I'm off to put on my big girl panties and deal with today!!


5 comments:

  1. I love the poster you made! This is a fun post - I drive my husband crazy when I use the term drawers!

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  2. What a fun post. I've taken to using smalls, mainly as a silly thing to call them. I love that you were taking photos of washing- it's great to have a theme!

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  3. The 18th Century ones are really wild.:) lol.

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  4. What a great post! I like the idea of all the photos of Chinese Laundry for your laundry room - very creative!

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