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Why is it a pair of.......
trousers
shorts
pants

But it's not a pair of......
shirts
bra's
thongs

I just don't geddit!!?
 

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Because a trouser was originally a tube which was attached to each leg singularly. Therefore you needed a pair of trousers.

Why the same reasoning doesn't apply to bras is a mystery to me.
 

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clatters69 said:
Because a trouser was originally a tube which was attached to each leg singularly. Therefore you needed a pair of trousers.

Why the same reasoning doesn't apply to bras is a mystery to me.
because bras started out with the name brassiere like hundreds of years ago, and like most stuff the name gets shortened
 

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Why is it called a "Television set" but yet it comes ready assembled?

If there was a set of something like a train set, I'd expect there to be lots of bits you have to fit together in order for it to work.
 

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ARGH!!! I hadn't thought about that.

It's something else to keep me awake at night!

THANKS VERY MUCH!!!!!
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Bugsy_Malone 666 said:
because bras started out with the name brassiere like hundreds of years ago, and like most stuff the name gets shortened
So maybe a pair of brassieres?

I'm reminded of the Benny Hill sketch where he asked for a size 15 bra. 'You see one of them fits my bowler hat, which is size seven and a half...'
 
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