I remember Underoos fondly. Along with white bread, a cool lunchbox, and neon orange legwarmers, these were on the long list of things that I desperately wanted but couldn’t have.
I don’t think my parents were being cruel when they said no, they were just being foreign. Some of those things were just expensive, but the other ones were just impractical, so why would I want them.
Underoos, I imagine, my mother thought was weird. I think having faces on underpants freaked her out.
A while ago, Jen Burke threw her panties at me. Well, she threw the Too Much Information Underwear Meme at me, same thing. I was busy with Write On Con so haven’t had the chance to respond properly. Since I’m currently wearing both long and short underwear, I guess now’s as good a time as ever.
Do you have any commonly used nicknames for them?
For a while, while living in London, confusion reigned supreme. I would say something innocent to a co-worker like “I like your pants.” And they would say “You can see my pants!!?” Eventually figured out that ‘pants’ are undies and ‘trousers’ are pants. I use the following terms: Undies, panties, underpants, bombacha (Spanish) and undermapants.
Have you ever had that supposedly common dream of being in a crowded place in only your bloomers?
Nope. I’m astounded at how little I dream about underclothes.
What is the worst thing you can think of to make long johns out of?
If you were a pair of small clothes, what color would you be, and WHY?
Viridian. Because it sounds like several colors at once.
Have you ever thrown your bloomers at a rock star or other celebrity? If so, which one(s)? If not, which one(s) WOULD you throw your bloomers at, given the opportunity?
No. Throwing panties and burning bras is so last century. I just don’t think that undergarments have as much power to shock anymore. I see under wear all the time, peeking out of low slung pants (trousers). Throwing them in public is kind of a big yawn.
You’re out of clean drawers. What do you do?
Wash some? Put on yoga pants and a cute dress? Bathing suit bottoms? Depends on where I have to be.
Are you old enough to remember Underoos? If so, did you have any? Which ones?
Abandon all hope ye who enter here…
Should be written across a pair of Victoria’s Secret sweat pants instead of ‘Pink’ or “Hottie.” Those I’d buy in a nano second.
How many bloggers does it take to put small clothes on a goat?
You mean before said goat eats them? Like the owl in the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial, I’ll say, THREE.