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Author:  salzberg [ Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Chippendales allowed to...er...hang out....

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A troupe of Chippendales dancers won't face criminal charges for a West Texas performance featuring "pelvic thrusts" that prompted police to shut down the show and jail the dancers.


More from the Houston Chronicle.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:36 am ]
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It's well-known that Americans gave up speaking English long ago and I believe a form of Pidgin English is currently in use.

Thus the sentence from the article: "The show was shut down after one dancer, whom police said has his pants open, made "pelvic thrusts" in front of a woman's face," would be even more startling in proper English as "pants" would refer to undergarments. However, I understand that in US usage "pants" refers to trousers. Is that right?

Author:  ksneds [ Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:12 am ]
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Actually our English is much closer to the original English than British English.

But yes, in the US, pants refers to the outer garment. Underpants/underwear would refer to the inner garment. Makes much more sense to me. We also use trousers, but not as commonly. Also, in the US knickers are a kind of trousers that end at the knee, not underpants.

Kate

Author:  djb [ Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:51 pm ]
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Stuart Sweeney wrote:
However, I understand that in US usage "pants" refers to trousers. Is that right?

Actually, Stuart, here in the US, "pants" refers to pants.

Author:  Toba Singer [ Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:01 pm ]
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Maybe [i]now/i] someone will, um, step up to the plate and review Houston dance programs for criticaldance... :lol:

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