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I learned a new word today "Nickers"

  1. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Have you ever heard of these? I have not untill today. I learn something new everyday...lol What color are yours?

    1. kmackey32 profile image63
      kmackey32posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      OMG I ment knickers

      1. SimeyC profile image97
        SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL yep - being British I know 'knickers' well! There is even a fabulous icecream desert called the 'knicker-bocker-glory'

        1. recommend1 profile image73
          recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Which of course is German big_smile

          1. SimeyC profile image97
            SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Shhhh don't tell my Kids that - I told them it was invented in Britain!

    2. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Did you get one of those phone calls then?

  2. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Better to lose the 'k' from them than the elastic smile

  3. recommend1 profile image73
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    Did you not have the kid's taunt - "liar, liar, knickers on fire",  and for a guy getting too angry and behaving like an emotional woman "keep your knickers on, love"   ??

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      or, don't get your knickers in a twist!

    2. kerryg profile image88
      kerrygposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's "liar, liar, pants on fire" in the US.

      I have heard "keep your knickers on" and "don't get your knickers in a twist" but possibly only from British tv/movies. I watch quite a few of them. smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image93
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    If one is pro snickers, does that make one anti knickers?

    1. recommend1 profile image73
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No.  A pro's knickers are made of asbestos.

  5. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    And of course, knickerbockers are another garment altogether - like long shorts (or short trousers).
    Anyone remember the pop song "Leap up and down Wave your knickers in the air"? Was it Jonathon someone sang it? The guy was big at the time producing music for others.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't remember that song. But d'you remember when Tom Jones fans used to throw their knickers on the stage?

      1. SimeyC profile image97
        SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        My claim to fame - Tom Jones was born in a town 5 miles from where I lived in Wales - his mum lived 5 doors down from me. Tom Jones used to frequent our local pub and occasionally brought Shirley Bassey with him.

        He is a down to earth guy and very humble - when he was in the pub he used to joke with us about his collection of Knickers!

        1. billabongbob profile image77
          billabongbobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I've met them to lol. I used to drink in Pontpridd from time to time, as I live in Caerphilly lol.

          A small world init?? lol

          1. SimeyC profile image97
            SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I used to frequent many a pub in Caerphilly in my youth! I was over 18 honest! LOL

            As for Ponty - well as a life long Ponty rugby fan I simply had to test the beer in all the pubs in Ponty....

            ...can't remember the name now, but I always ended up playing darts in the pub right by the old bridge!!!

            1. billabongbob profile image77
              billabongbobposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I too was over 18, honestly :S, but that's a loooooong time ago lol

              How long ago did you leave South Wales? Maybe we've been in the same pubs at the same time tongue tongue lol

              1. SimeyC profile image97
                SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                30 years - was in the pubs from about 1983 to 1995

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    kmackey32,

    You probably also didn't realize also that thongs in Australia are worn on the feet, not the other type similar to knickers lol

    1. kerryg profile image88
      kerrygposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thongs can be a type of shoes in the US, too. I think it depends on region. Out of curiosity, do you have a separate name for the underwear type?

  7. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago

    Actually, we use the term toe thongs in the UK.

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      THAT just opens up a whole lot of other conjecture and commentary lol

  8. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I found it - forgot how BAD it was!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnb0Fn1_iDc

  9. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Australian Advert on TV in 1985 for a brand known as Holeproof (Which are still around these days)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE-bwymS … re=related

  10. ubanichijioke profile image79
    ubanichijiokeposted 6 years ago

    I am having fun with you guys and my knickers are dancing along! Lol

 
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