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John Dean wrote on 25 Apr 2005:
I have occasionally heard the word "pantywaist" used as a ... waistband of knickers, because in my experience contingency promises excitement.

It's a derogatory term for someone who is seen as effeminate or a sissy. So it doesn't directly mean "liberal" ... hold. I believe a pantywaist (panty-waist) was originally a garment made by attaching a top undergarment (BrE "vest") to underpants.

W3NID says this:
Main Entry:1pantywaist
Function:noun
Etymology:panty + waist
1 : a child's garment consisting of short pants buttoned to a waist
2 : SISSY

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Laura F. Spira put finger to keyboard in this fashion:

Perhaps we should swap: over the years both Son and I have spent quite a lot of time suggesting to Husband that he should untuck.

I can't even bear to think about it.

Rather uncomplimentary...

Laura
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Laura F. Spira put finger to keyboard in this fashion: I can't even bear to think about it.

Rather uncomplimentary...

I trust that you did know what I meant. Otherwise I will be reduced to signalling the exact meaning of my witty remarks and we won't get home tonight.

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Laura F. Spira put finger to keyboard in this fashion:

Rather uncomplimentary...

I trust that you did know what I meant. Otherwise I will be reduced to signalling the exact meaning of my witty remarks and we won't get home tonight.

Of course. I'm just a bit tetchy today. Blame it on the food.

Laura
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Yesterday, I was trying on a new wet suit and wondered if it would work with a thin t-shirt underneath, ... easier to zip up if the t-shirt were tucked into the trunks. I was incapable of even trying it out.

As a diver, I suggest you don't wear a t-shirt under your wetsuit if the water is at all chilly. The thin layer of water between the wetsuit and the body is warmed by the body. The t-shirt retards this process.
I do suggest you wear some sort of trunks under the wetsuit in case you need to peel it off when exiting the water. Not, please, the European type. Even the thought of them cause me to cringe.

I do wear a t-shirt when snorkeling. The times I haven't have resulted in severe sunburn of the shoulders and back.
Tony Cooper
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Laura F. Spira put finger to keyboard in this fashion: ... meaning of my witty remarks and we won'tget home tonight.

Of course. I'm just a bit tetchy today. Blame it on the food.

Whoa back there! Was it Arnold Bennett or somebody utterly else who said "Always trust a man who tucks his shirt into his underpants"? I'm damned sure it wasn't Alan Bennett. Or Hywel.
Mind you, maybe you don't more than 75% want a husband you can trust. Funny ***, relationships.

Mike.
be I spent untuck. reduced get

Of course. I'm just a bit tetchy today. Blame it on the food.

Whoa back there! Was it Arnold Bennett or somebody utterly else who said "Always trust a man who tucks his shirt into his underpants"? I'm damned sure it wasn't Alan Bennett. Or Hywel.

Mr Bennett? He was a man of dry humour.
Mind you, maybe you don't more than 75% want a husband you can trust. Funny ***, relationships.

My husband is entirely trustworthy and has many fine qualities. Indeed, many have remarked that he is a saint. But the fact remains that, sartorially, he has some minor failings.

Laura
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Tony Cooper put finger to keyboard in this fashion:
Yesterday, I was trying on a new wet suit and ... the trunks. I was incapable of even trying it out.

As a diver, I suggest you don't wear a t-shirt under your wetsuit if the water is at all chilly. The thin layer of water between the wetsuit and the body is warmed by the body. The t-shirt retards this process.

The wet suit is a precaution - I wear it for dinghy sailing. One doesn't expect to get wet under normal circumstances. However, it protects one from the the wind and it keeps one's bottom dry while it it (the bottom) is sticking over the gunwales making contact with the water. I've had wet suits for 35 years and I've never tried a t- shirt underneath one before - this was an experiment since I had just bought a new one (wet suit, not t-shirt).
I used to sail all year round and am very familiar with the feel of hot water against the skin whilst being otherwise immersed in a near- freezing lake. And there is nothing else like climbing out of the water and having the hot water drain down your legs into your wet suit boots. Joy.
I do suggest you wear some sort of trunks under the wetsuit in case you need to peel it off when exiting the water. Not, please, the European type. Even the thought of them cause me to cringe.

I've never heard "European type of trunks" before. I guess you mean skimpy ones. No, I don't own any of those.

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Laura F. Spira put finger to keyboard in this fashion:
Laura F. Spira put finger to keyboard in this fashion: ... of my witty remarks and we won't get home tonight.

Of course. I'm just a bit tetchy today. Blame it on the food.

What, the matzo brie? Hey, you, food! Come over here and take your punishment!

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