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Why is a bra singular but panties are plural?

 
But_Mommie

Asked by But_Mommie at 7:43 PM on Aug. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • rolling on floorShit!!! I really can't wait to ask him!!!!!

    bvannkissy

    Answer by bvannkissy at 7:58 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I have NO idea, but I can't wait to ask my Writing Instructor.Who is a male. LOL
    bvannkissy

    Answer by bvannkissy at 7:55 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • maybe the same reason DEER can be plural or singular? I wasn't an English major though...
    klickitykat

    Answer by klickitykat at 7:49 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I REALLY want to hear that answer! LMBO!!
    But_Mommie

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 7:59 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I guess maybe the same reason shirt is singular while pants are plural. That's all I've got.
    flitpixie

    Answer by flitpixie at 8:01 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Found this answer on google, works for me

    "Bra" is short for "Brassiere," a French word that originally meant "a child's jacket with sleeves." It derives from an Old French word for "arms." Eventually, the word came to refer to the modern undergarment.

    Thus, by replacing one word with the other, we go from "a brassiere" (singular) to "a bra" (also singular).

    "Panties" derives from the word "pants," which was shortened from the original word "pantaloons," another French word. "Pantaloons" originally referred to a general *style* or *class* of garments either worn in Venice or assumed to have originated there. (That word was further derived from Saint Pantaleon, the patron saint of Venice.)

    Again, by replacement, "he's wearning pantaloons" (plural) became "he's wearing pants" (also plural).

    This unfortunately doesn't explain why people chose to shorten the term "Pantaloons" to "Pants" rather than "Pant," nor why "Brassiere"
    Liansmommie

    Answer by Liansmommie at 8:03 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Maybe because a bra is sold as one item and panties you can buy as a package? I don't know really know, but that is a good question. My question now is, what made you think about this subject???
    Ks_mom94

    Answer by Ks_mom94 at 8:05 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • 2 leg holes maybe
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:06 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • butterflyblue: On the same note...Two breast. lol :0)
    But_Mommie

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 8:07 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • lol IDK cuz you have a pair of boobies, you never hear anyone say you have a pair of butt cheeks LMAO!! WHOO hooo good laugh!
    sweetstkissez22

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 8:21 PM on Aug. 6, 2010