Do you call them Underwear? or do you call them Panties?

United States
August 18, 2009 6:32pm CST
What do you call your under garment? Panties are supposed to be the more girlie variation of underwear I suppose. I call them both, but I think of panties being nicer undies, you know something really feminine & pretty. Not your 6pack of undies or lil undies with a funny pic/saying/ print on them.
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@dragon54u (30573)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Mine have always been panties. Even though I'm older now and wear grandma-type briefs, they're still panties! I try to get them in pretty colors with some lace on them but it's hard to find nice briefs, they save all the pretty stuff for thongs and bikinis and the like.
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@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
18 Aug 09
No worries ,I know plenty of men that love the granny style brief.They are also very comfy.If my pants were not so loose all the time,I would wear my silky panties to !Woo Hoo Hubby loves them too........
@dragon54u (30573)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Capsicum, I'm at the point (55, divorced) where I couldn't care less about what men think of my panties. To be truthful, I'm glad to be done with men. But I still like to feel feminine and frilly, what's with that?! I've never heard anything but laughter at granny briefs. Nice to know there's some men who appreciate function with beauty.
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• United States
19 Aug 09
You are right they don't make many frilly granny panties out there are there? Unless you buy some fancy lace ones are all that I can recall.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
30 Aug 09
Most of the time I just call them Undies. If their lacy girly kind then I call them panties. My one brother calls his butt covers. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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• United States
12 Oct 09
Butt covers?!?! cute! And I mean no disrespect as you have your quote in your posts I was glancing at an unusual angle and I thought I read for a minute "Stand strong in your BRIEFS" *LOL* yaknow Brief underwear...
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Yup, butt covers...I don't know where he came up with it from but the name stuck. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
• United States
19 Aug 09
I generally refer to womens' as panties, and men's as underwear. I don't know precisly why, maybe i just think panties is a much more femine sounding term. Underwear just sounds so blah and boring and unsexy!
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• United States
19 Aug 09
True but if you wear boring cotton undies I don't think they qualify as sexy unless they are a cotton thong.
@rhoday (152)
• United States
19 Aug 09
I call mine bloomer's. I have for year's, and I brought my daughter up calling them that. Now my grand daughter's are calling them that. It's better then grundies any day. That's what my brother's called there underwear.
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• United States
19 Aug 09
I always thought grundies were your grubby, marked up underwear or something like a wedgie? I could be wrong on that one
@jugsjugs (13047)
19 Aug 09
I have always called my under wear knickers where as other people who are my posh friends call them briefs just like they do in a book.My friends just call their thongs cheese graters as how sore they can get if they pull them up at the same time as pulling their jeans up.
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• United States
19 Aug 09
*LOL* @ Cheese graters! Yea I suppose I can equate that feeling to that style of undies.... I don't wear those too much anymore especially since having kids and such plus it was just for a reaction from hubby.
@Poison_Girl (4164)
• United States
19 Aug 09
I always call them underwear no matter what. I don't know why, but I refuse to call them panties. I guess I just hate the word. Don't ask me why, though cuz I have no idea. I have a friend who has a little boy and she tends to call his underwear panties. I don't get why because to me, panties are women's underwear.
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• United States
19 Aug 09
Yeah I don't understand why she would call them panties for a boy either. Panties are female undies in my book too.
• United States
19 Aug 09
i call them underwear. I guess panties does make you think of nicer undies but mine is just plain cotton anyways so I just call them underwear
• United States
19 Aug 09
I agree cotton would bring to mind them being just underwear rather than panties.
@playapal (894)
• United States
18 Aug 09
I tend to call them my underwear, but my husband always calls them my panties. It sounds so much nicer doesn't it? I am trying to learn to say panties but I have been calling them underwear or undies for so long....
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• United States
19 Aug 09
I understand on that one. I can call mine undies but then I call my girls panties & or undies but usually panties. I dunno why though....
@linyun (52)
• China
20 Aug 09
It is funny,I am Chinese.I just know underwear
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• United States
19 Aug 09
I call them panties, I think its more feminine.
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@Bradpete (822)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
In women is it panties but men undies are called brief.
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@aerous (13477)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
I called it panties, because that is very popular to male...Have a nice day!