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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Uxbridge English Dictionary

Many of my on-line friends are of the American persuasion, this of course means that we have a different language in common.   I have been wondering just how many of the terms we use in clothing are different I have come up with a few, but would welcome any suggestions for others that may cause confusion.

English English             American English
Tights                              Panty Hose
Opaque Tights                 Tights
Suspenders                     Garters
Braces                            Suspenders
Vest                               Undershirt
Waistcoat                       Vest
Garters                           ?
Trousers                         Pants
Pants                             Panties
Boxers                           Shorts

Well just a few to start you off with, but I'm sure that you can come up with plenty more. (Wonder Woman was the most overtly American if camp, image I could come up with)
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