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Bankrupt My Pants!
the_gwenzilliad wrote in metaquotes
tattercoats asks, "Can we have an acronym for, 'been away, not catching up on the flist, point me at it if there's anything you need me to see'?"

fleetfootmike acknowledges with:
Which reads disturbingly like 'bankrupt my pants'.

[Note: this discussion is being had by people who live in England, where 'pants' means what 'underwear' means in the USA.]

The whole conversation can be found here, although context isn't really necessary.

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Hmmmm... okay.

I like the acronym... ;)

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Could also be 'bankrupt my tenements,' which is admittedly a bit more dire-sounding.

'bankrupt my pants' reminds me suspiciously of a techno song in which a line was repeated that I've only ever been able to decipher into 'famous my butthole'

...that is all.

Lol. I heard someone once interpret a Mylo lyric as "In my arse, yeah, yeah, yeah" but I thing "bankrupt my pants" is just wonderful.

That must mean that people in England look at No Pants Day with a bit of trepidation, yes?

Am I the only one who sees "Bank Cut Off My Pants"?

Now that you've said it, it looks more like "bank cut off my payments".

I think everyone should adopt this in LJ. Been away for a few days? No sweat! Hey, flist, bankrupt my pants, plzkthnx.

I want to bankrupt my pants, Lulz.

Ow, your icon made me snarf.

Actually, "pants" isn't that precise a term in the UK. The items of underwear are "underpants" for men and "knickers" for women (query: how to use the singular form? I'm sure I once read a novel in which a woman accused of being snooty and wearing Harrods knickers retorted, "And anyway, you wouldn't recognise a Marks & Sparks knicker if it bit you on the elbow!" Good old M&S knickers), and the item of outerwear which encases the legs, not just the loins, is called "trousers". I think "pants" is either thrown around vaguely, or used in expressions borrowed from elsewhere, such as a description of how crap your day has been. But the first association will be with underpants, not trousers.

I've never bothered to use the "under-" prefix when referring to my (under-)pants.

- A Brit. (Surreyite, born and bred!) =:o}

For the avoidance of doubt, "pants" in this country *never* refers to outerwear.

Ironically, it also looks like a Welsh word. For what, I don't know.

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