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Postby David Jack » 04 Aug 2008, 15:25

Stanley Anderson wrote:Perhaps you did not realize that "drawers" were not shelves that you pull out of a Wardrobe, but clothes that you might take out of a drawer in a Wardrobe:-)

(they're an old-fashioned word for something like underwear, though I've most often heard the term used for pants in general...


but Stanley...pants in general are underwear! (at least here in the UK.) :wink:
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Postby galion » 09 Aug 2008, 10:09

"Drawers" were a particular type of specifically female underwear, rather like knickers with long legs. They were already becoming unfashionable by 1914, and after the War few young women wore them (they didn't really go with short skirts!).
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