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has anyone in all honesty ever used the word "slacks"?

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suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 15:09:46

and if not, then WHY do authors insist on using it?

zippitippitoes Fri 25-Jul-08 15:10:51

yes

used to wear them when i was little they had those stirrups inder your feet

ProfYaffle Fri 25-Jul-08 15:11:20

Do they? My Nan used to say it.

motherinferior Fri 25-Jul-08 15:11:49

I once referred to an ex as wearing them - they really were slacks.

It's like <shudder> panties. Nobody in real life wears panties. Do they?

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Fri 25-Jul-08 15:12:10

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suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 15:12:45

so what, you used to cry: "Mother, mother today I shall choose my own outfit, fetch me my slacks?"

OK I'll rephrase that, has anyone used them in adult hood to describe a garment one would actually consider wearing oneself?

EffiePerine Fri 25-Jul-08 15:12:48

ugh

what about 'blouse'? Just thought that I never say that, only shirt (unisex)

motherinferior Fri 25-Jul-08 15:13:46

Yes, I thought that about blouse too.

Also discreet makeup. As opposed to er what?

suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 15:15:16

whorish paint
to answer the deliciously small-footed MI

ProfYaffle Fri 25-Jul-08 15:17:04

Just remembered my Nan also used to have costumes, to my disappointment she never entered a room dressed as Yogi bear or anything, they were kind of matching skit and jacket type things.

Bumdiddley Fri 25-Jul-08 15:17:52

I use 'action slacks' regulary.

They refer to the shapeless, baggy, tracky bottoms I wear when mooching around the house. They rarely see any action grin

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Fri 25-Jul-08 15:19:50

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MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Fri 25-Jul-08 15:20:23

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suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 15:21:39

profyaffle for quote of the week!

EffiePerine Fri 25-Jul-08 15:22:14

what about slip?

suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 15:23:49

slut slip as in the one Elizabeth Taylor wore for almost the duration of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

Does anyone know where I could get one, btw, with properly sized cups?

suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 15:25:00

I'd love one, or two, it gets very hot here and I could see myself swanning around the lounge in them

suzywong Fri 25-Jul-08 15:25:04

I'd love one, or two, it gets very hot here and I could see myself swanning around the lounge in them

ProfYaffle Fri 25-Jul-08 15:29:03

Ooh, they do not look comfy!

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