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Old Jul 30 2005, 06:43 PM   #28
ghyle
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Default Re: Pernese versus Terran terms

Re. underpants.

There's a children's rhyme, which preserves it. I don't know its spread.

I see Paris, I see France,
I see [name]'s underpants.

Cheryl, the American knicker is a contraction of knickerbocker.

Re. cot.

It is also used for babies' beds
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