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seun
11-02-2010, 04:02 PM
I know how this is going to sound, but it is an honest question. In my WIP, I have a few characters looking for a teenage girl's diary. They find it in a drawer underneath 'her bras and panties'.

The problem is panties to me sounds American (which the characters aren't) as well as slightly porny. So, ladies, what do you call your underwear? I could use knickers but that sounds childish. Delicates? Unmentionables? :Shrug:

brainstorm77
11-02-2010, 04:10 PM
I call them panties. I've never called them anything but and I'm in Canada.

KTC
11-02-2010, 04:11 PM
I call them panties.

yes, but you're Canadian. (-: What would the English women call them?

brainstorm77
11-02-2010, 04:12 PM
yes, but you're Canadian. (-: What would the English women call them?

I've always heard knickers on British shows that I watch.

Silent Rob
11-02-2010, 04:12 PM
No proper British person would mention them at all.

But...I vote for knickers or pants.

seun
11-02-2010, 04:14 PM
No proper British person would mention them at all.


So unmentionables, then? :D

brainstorm77
11-02-2010, 04:14 PM
No proper British person would mention them at all.

But...I vote for knickers or pants.

So what would a proper person call them if out shopping for them, since they can't mention them? :tongue

brainstorm77
11-02-2010, 04:15 PM
So unmentionables, then? :D

Smartie PANTS! :ROFL:

Silent Rob
11-02-2010, 04:17 PM
So unmentionables, then? :D

*has a fit of the vapours*


So what would a proper person call them if out shopping for them, since they can't mention them? :tongue

A proper person wouldn't need to call them anything, as the shop assistants would immediately know what they were after, on account of the intense expression of guilt and self-loathing. :D

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-02-2010, 04:18 PM
Be brave! Be bold! Have your character go without.

brainstorm77
11-02-2010, 04:18 PM
*has a fit of the vapours*



A proper person wouldn't need to call them anything, as the shop assistants would immediately know what they were after, on account of the intense expression of guilt and self-loathing. :D


Get the smelling salts!!!

:tongue

seun
11-02-2010, 04:20 PM
Be brave! Be bold! Have your character go without.

I would but she's a teenage girl and that's getting into a dodgy area. ;)

Silent Rob
11-02-2010, 04:22 PM
But teenagers are dodgy. David Cameron told me so.

Bmwhtly
11-02-2010, 04:25 PM
"Pants", "smalls", or "Phwoooar! Look at them!"

Alternatively, you could lump them all together as "Underwear"

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Then avoid the problem altogether and have her hide it someplace else - like turned sideways behind a row of books facing correctly in the bookcase... or slipped inside the box springs of her bed... or underneath the cat box... or under the tissues in a big box of Kleenex...

rhymegirl
11-02-2010, 04:31 PM
How about "undies"?

I usually call them underpants.

NeuroFizz
11-02-2010, 04:39 PM
I think this is a good place for you to pick a name that has some tonal quality for the story or for the character. Unmentionables suggests to me a bit of shy prudishness. Is that what you want to portray for the discoverers or the owner? So the first question is who is the appropriate person(s) to tie to the word--the owner or the discoverer? Next question is how would the appropriate person refer to them, or how would the term you choose say something about that person (either in a subtle way or a more overt way)?

And my favorite slang term comes from my time in Scotland:

"Drop yer smellies. I've got a stonner."

Note added in edit: Thanks, Ben, for the spelling correction.

Rowan
11-02-2010, 04:44 PM
My vote: knickers. :)
...or your character can make up her own term since she sounds kind of rebellious. ;)

CaroGirl
11-02-2010, 04:46 PM
I'd go with underpants or underwear. Those sound pretty generic and international.

Priene
11-02-2010, 04:51 PM
Chick skivvies.

Bmwhtly
11-02-2010, 04:52 PM
Skank wrappers

regdog
11-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Undies or panties

seun
11-02-2010, 05:17 PM
Skank wrappers

Niiiiiiiiiccccccceeeeeeee. :D

I think underpants might be the best way to go. Or as OFG suggested, just hide the diary somewhere else.

Bmwhtly
11-02-2010, 05:34 PM
I think underpants might be the best way to go.
It depends what mood you're going for. Research has shown that underpants is 20% funnier than underwear.
Just a thought.

Rowan
11-02-2010, 05:47 PM
Niiiiiiiiiccccccceeeeeeee. :D

I think underpants might be the best way to go. Or as OFG suggested, just hide the diary somewhere else.

Behind the mirror is always a great location. :) Parents don't clean/look there.

dclary
11-02-2010, 05:56 PM
I don't consider "bras and panties" pervy.

If your character picks one up, inhales it deeply, stuffs it into his mouth and rolls his eyes back in his head as he makes his "O" face, before returning to his search for the diary, then that probably would be.

Lavern08
11-02-2010, 06:35 PM
I vote for *undies* too.

Hiding place for a diary: In the box of *feminine protection* products.

cray
11-02-2010, 06:36 PM
:gone:

Button
11-02-2010, 06:40 PM
Who is looking in the drawer? Other girls? The brother? The parents?

Another girl, maybe a friend, would say panties. The girl herself looking for it would say panties.

Brother would say "Ew!" and dig through the underthings, carefully. With a stick.

Girl's parents or another adult would probably say underwear drawer.

But people in Britain hide things in the sock drawer, don't they? As opposed to the American cookie jar?

kayleamay
11-02-2010, 06:59 PM
Skank wrappers

At work we call them crack wrappers.

seun
11-02-2010, 07:25 PM
Who is looking in the drawer? Other girls? The brother? The parents?


Three adults - one woman and two men. None are related to the girl. Now hopefully you want to know why three adults are looking through a teenage girl's underwear.

Bmwhtly
11-02-2010, 07:35 PM
Now hopefully you want to know why three adults are looking through a teenage girl's underwear.I'll wait for the paperback.

Priene
11-02-2010, 07:41 PM
Now hopefully you want to know why three adults are looking through a teenage girl's underwear.

Are they part of Special Branch's Undergarment Inspection Squad?

seun
11-02-2010, 07:44 PM
Are they part of Special Branch's Undergarment Inspection Squad?

Curses. Foiled again.

Alpha Echo
11-02-2010, 07:45 PM
I'm American, but I call them underwear. I HATE the word panties.

Priene
11-02-2010, 07:48 PM
Mmmmmm panties. Say it soft and it's almost like praying...

seun
11-02-2010, 07:52 PM
Mmmmmm panties. Say it soft and it's almost like praying...

That must be some sexy religion you've got there.

Priene
11-02-2010, 08:05 PM
Your thread is turning me into Kenneth Williams. Think I need to lie down.

seun
11-02-2010, 08:09 PM
Oooh, behave.

Mr Flibble
11-02-2010, 08:18 PM
Matron!

Ahem. Undercrackers? Smalls? Frillies? Mostly I just call 'em knickers. Except the special Old Man Enticers http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs47/f/2009/206/a/b/_horny__revamp_by_CookiemagiK.gif

Button
11-02-2010, 08:29 PM
Are they cops? :) Detectives looking for missing information linking to a murder? School teachers looking for any sins of the child?

I could come up with more. :)

mirandashell
11-02-2010, 11:40 PM
Hmm... it depends on the situation.

In England, men wear underpants. Not women. A teenage girl would be mortified to think of them as underpants.

It could be knickers, smalls, frillies, pants or just underwear. Depends on the character that first says it.

Aldrey
11-02-2010, 11:48 PM
I'm sorry. I am laughing so hard. This just sounds funny. This is what I have called them in my 50 plus years on earth.

Panties
Drawers
Underwear

scarletpeaches
11-02-2010, 11:51 PM
Fanny hammocks.

Also a useful term for knicker-bananas or manhole covers.

night-flyer
11-03-2010, 12:01 AM
Knickers? Really? I thought that was an old name for them, since I've only heard the word in old English movies. I didn't know that term was still in use. However, I haven't talked to any English people about their underwear, either.

Panties, but I'm American, so it really doesn't count.

Priene
11-03-2010, 12:12 AM
However, I haven't talked to any English people about their underwear, either.

If you'd seen the state of our intimates, you'd know why we're not discussing them.

night-flyer
11-03-2010, 12:18 AM
If you'd seen the state of our intimates, you'd know why we're not discussing them.

:roll:

Well, lucky then that the topic never seems to come up. I definitely won't be bringing it up...I'd rather stay in the dark on that subject, I think.

Cella
11-03-2010, 12:23 AM
I call them undies, but not to other people.

seun
11-03-2010, 12:30 AM
Fanny hammocks.

Also a useful term for knicker-bananas or manhole covers.

I wondered how long it would take before you turned up to this one, bird.

mirandashell
11-03-2010, 12:30 AM
Knickers is still used a lot. Always has been, I think. It's never been a polite word though.

But not as bad as some of the suggestions on here......

night-flyer
11-03-2010, 12:46 AM
I guess Americans aren't so modest. :Shrug: Underwear, panties, boxers, briefs, bikinis, bras. I never heard of anyone having a problem with saying what they wear. A lot of younger people run around with their pants sagging, and we have to see what they're wearing. Now that's impolite--I want to buy them all belts.

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 12:48 AM
Knickers isn't polite? Really?

I'm showing my chaviness again aren't I?

seun
11-03-2010, 12:49 AM
Knickers isn't polite? Really?

I'm showing my chaviness again aren't I?

Can I buy you a can of cheap cider? Or perhaps a blue WKD?

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 12:55 AM
Can I buy you a can of cheap cider? Or perhaps a blue WKD?


WKD? Lightweight. Scrumpy Jack and you're talking!

mirandashell
11-03-2010, 12:55 AM
LOL!

It's not the rudest thing you could call them, but you shouldn't use it in polite society.

Knickers!

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 01:02 AM
I wondered how long it would take before you turned up to this one, bird.Hey, you bald, sexy bastard.

You talk about knickers, I'm there. :e2brows:

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 01:04 AM
LOL!

It's not the rudest thing you could call them, but you shouldn't use it in polite society.

Knickers!

Ah right. Good job I'm rarely in polite society then :D

night-flyer
11-03-2010, 01:04 AM
I think it's the whole 'polite society' that's throwing me off. People are polite here, too, but only because other people are carrying concealed handguns. lol

mirandashell
11-03-2010, 01:06 AM
LOL!

That would make us even more polite!

Button
11-03-2010, 01:06 AM
Fanny hammocks.

Also a useful term for knicker-bananas or manhole covers.

Derailing to comment on Peach's new avatar. Robin Hood's got nothing on Sir Guy. Hawt.

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 01:07 AM
Check your reps. :D

Button
11-03-2010, 01:08 AM
:D *long, seductive, secret wink to Peaches*

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 01:09 AM
LOL!

That would make us even more polite!


Or maybe needing a change of knickers, er, undergarments.

Silver King
11-03-2010, 02:10 AM
I thought English folks called 'em bloomers also.

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 02:16 AM
Maybe a few decades ago SK....

ETA: bloomer is more likely to be used as a type of loaf tbh

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 02:17 AM
The poster above me does not wear knickers. :D

PS: And what a view I have from down here. :eek:

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 02:20 AM
The poster above me does not wear knickers. :D

PS: And what a view I have from down here. :eek:

Woman, you weren't supposed to tell!

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 02:22 AM
I thought I'd share the, er...beauty. :D

Uncarved
11-03-2010, 02:30 AM
knickers..... clearly knickers.

Bmwhtly
11-03-2010, 12:43 PM
I did read in a book, just this morning, the phrase "drawerful of knickers and bras".

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 04:14 PM
I did read in a book, just this morning, the phrase "drawerful of knickers and bras".You've been looking at my supersekrit work-in-progress files again, haven't you?

The ones describing the male MC's bedroom?

truelyana
11-03-2010, 04:21 PM
I call them knickers too if I want to be specific, as otherwise underwear is general for all garments.

Priene
11-03-2010, 04:22 PM
You've been looking at my supersekrit work-in-progress files again, haven't you?

The ones describing the male MC's bedroom?

The Undergarment Inspection Squad will be after him, then.

seun
11-03-2010, 04:22 PM
I thought English folks called 'em bloomers also.

:ROFL:

About a hundred years ago.

Priene
11-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Ooh Mister Topper, take yer dirty 'ands off me bloomers.

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 04:25 PM
I prefer hold-ups and French knickers, meself.

/brazen hussy

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 04:28 PM
I prefer hold-ups and French knickers, meself.

/brazen hussy


I've always thought of you as all fur coat and no knickers. :D

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 04:28 PM
Ssh! You weren't supposed to tell!

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 04:32 PM
Revenge is sweet :D

Bmwhtly
11-03-2010, 04:33 PM
You've been looking at my supersekrit work-in-progress files again, haven't you?No Comment

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 04:38 PM
In the course of this thread I have found some 'unsafe for children' emoticons. I will be drip feeding them to SP to inspire her

Maybe not the one with the llamas though.

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 04:38 PM
I don't think seun's writing a book at all. I think he just wanted me and Julia to start talking about knickers, or the lack thereof.

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 04:39 PM
I think he's just got a knicker fetish. I'd electrify your washing line if I were you.

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 04:42 PM
I've set up a barbed-wire fence around my unmentionables just in case.

Priene
11-03-2010, 04:50 PM
I've set up a barbed-wire fence around my unmentionables just in case.

That's... just... too exciting even to think about.

quickWit
11-03-2010, 04:50 PM
I've set up a barbed-wire fence around my unmentionables...

color me shocked.

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 04:51 PM
If you see this:
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs21/f/2007/245/c/6/Pants_Wearing_Happy_Hamster_by_privatenobby.gif

Get the shotgun.

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 04:52 PM
My User CP has been violated, Idiotswise.

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 04:53 PM
If you see this:
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs21/f/2007/245/c/6/Pants_Wearing_Happy_Hamster_by_privatenobby.gif

Get the shotgun.Julia?

There's a beaver in your knickers.

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 04:55 PM
What- where-oooohh!


Just remember kids, stay safe.

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs51/f/2009/335/e/3/_staysafe__by_Synfull.png

ETA: Note to self - must stop playing with emoticons.

Priene
11-03-2010, 05:01 PM
Whoever would have guessed that a Seun thread about women's underwear would turn so smutty?

Button
11-03-2010, 05:18 PM
Whoever would have guessed that a Seun thread about women's underwear would turn so smutty?


Not me!

Not I!

Not me! :D

Bmwhtly
11-03-2010, 05:21 PM
Whoever would have guessed that a Seun thread about women's underwear would turn so smutty?Anything that's evolved opposable thumbs?

Or does that exclude some of the more intelligent cats?

seun
11-03-2010, 06:29 PM
I disown this thread. You're all disgusting.

Carry on.

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 06:30 PM
Ooh matron!

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 06:49 PM
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2009/352/6/0/_boobies__by_catluvr2.gif

scarletpeaches
11-03-2010, 06:50 PM
Note to self: don't drink tea while reading Julia's posts in a seun thread.

*wipes screen*

Ah. There you are.

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 06:55 PM
To be fair I should also note:

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs44/f/2009/142/1/1/_boobies2__by_catluvr2.gif

seun
11-03-2010, 06:55 PM
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2009/352/6/0/_boobies__by_catluvr2.gif

How YOU doin?

Mr Flibble
11-03-2010, 06:59 PM
I just got a really very rude emote from Quicky

To be fair, it was in answer to the rude one I sent him

I bet Quicky isn't as big as his banana.

night-flyer
11-04-2010, 08:43 AM
I came back to discuss knickers, and you guys are discussing Quick's banana. Sheesh!

And it was said that talking about bloomers was impolite!

lol!