Underpants? Gross!

So, I was reading this zombie thread and I wanted to post something that squicks me out. Since it was closed I decided to open my own thread. Hooray.

Okay, I hate the word underpants. It just makes me shiver, I cannot say why. You may use any variant : underwear, undies, panties, skivvies, drawers, draws, underoos, skid mark covers, etc. None of those creep me out. Underpants, as a word, just feels wrong. I’m sorry.

So, anybody else as weird as I?

How do you feel about underpants gnomes?

You must never have played that game where you replace key words in Star Wars quotes with the word underpants.

“I felt a great disturbance in the underpants.”

"I used to bullseye womp rats in my underpants back home, they’re not much bigger than two meters. "

“You can tell that to Jabba. He may only take your underpants.”

“That’s no moon. It’s underpants.”

“Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul underpants when I was brought on board.”
Good times.

Well, I don’t mind gnomes with panties.

Can we still say knickers? Please don’t say we can’t use knickers. It’s one of the foundations of British comedy, that – KNICKERS!!! :stuck_out_tongue: :smiley:

Lord, that would give me the vapors. Jeebus.

I’m sorry I left out knickers. Knickers is a fine word.

I was going to link to a thread with a dissenting opinion but I can’t find the damn thing. But we have a board member who finds the term kind of distracting. In a good way.

Why would the word ‘underpants’ squick you? After all, what you call pants we call trousers, and male underwear we call underpants (be it boxers, jockeys, whatever). Ain’t language wonderful?

Funny, one of my least favorite words is “panties”.

“Underpants”, however, does not bother me–it actually makes me giggle a little when someone says it.

“Underpants” just sounds old fashioned to me, but not squicky. For some reason I dislike the term “shorts” to mean underwear more, probably because it sounds vaguely euphemistic in that context. “Shorts” to me, are what you wear in the gym to work out, or outside on a hot day.

“I find your lack of underpants disturbing.”

"OK, Chewie, I’ll just put these underpants on you and…


“Luke, search your underpants. You know it to be true.”

I always use “underpants” because it sounds so silly.

See, I have the same reaction to the word panties, so I often say underpants. I find it amusing.

not fond of the word panties. i prefer underpants, undies, or pants.

I prefer “drawls”.

A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Underpants. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.
I have bad underpants about this.
Many Bothans died to bring us these underpants.
Luke: I will not fight you, father.
Darth Vader: You are unwise to lower your underpants!
It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of underpants into the far reaches of space…

Are they the panties your mother laid out for you?

I have a friend who will only use the word “panties” for women’s underwear, he says underpants is unsexy.

I call them Undersquares.

Hannelore, is that you?

I hate the word underpants too and panties. I especially hate it when someone really enunciates the word in a commercial or something, like this, “pant-tease”,sounds so damn gross! I too prefer “drawhs” cause its funny or bloomers same reason.