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Just a thought

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Why do people say "a pair of knickers/pants/boxers"

A pair means two. I'm :confused:

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is it because they make reference to the pair of legs? :confused:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it works for a lot of stuff. for instance 'can you pass me that jean' just doesnt sound right.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree with Tim the enchanter on this one, but bra's are designed for a pair of tits... so surely it should be a pair of bras... but thats 2... :confused: meh?!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They all have a pair if holes :confused:

    One of lives little questions :rolleyes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Eul Grepus
    I agree with Tim the enchanter on this one, but bra's are designed for a pair of tits... so surely it should be a pair of bras... but thats 2... :confused: meh?!

    Thats a good point
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miss Elmo
    Thats a good point

    *takes a bow
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BritJames
    take two - make it a pair ;)

    :lol:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm confused but interested :confused:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    here ya go

    granted it's based in American English, but it at least tries to explain.

    doesn't explain the bra one though :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks KC. I'll be able to sleep tonight now.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by KoolCat
    here ya go

    granted it's based in American English, but it at least tries to explain.

    doesn't explain the bra one though :)


    well that stopped that thread in it's tracks :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Eul Grepus
    well that stopped that thread in it's tracks :p

    I know. I was working out my theory
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by KoolCat
    here ya go

    Damn. Why do you smart-asses always beat me to it?

    I understood the answer was along the lines of that website..
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :p
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