“Panty-waist stuff burns me”

Panty-waist is a term you don't hear often anymore. Though according to the Columbia Journalism Review, it still pops up every now and then:

“pantywaist” has endured, sometimes below the radar, as a mild slur, meaning someone who is weak; a sissy. It is almost universally applied to men.
That insulting definition of “pantywaist” (sometimes hyphenated as “panty-waist,” sometimes rendered as “panty waist”) first appeared in the 1930s, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, about twenty years after the first mention of the garment itself. It’s not a common usage, and, as might be expected for something considered derogatory, it shows up mainly in letters to the editor, editorials, and, now, blogs.

Image via Better Homes and Garbage;
original source: Pittsburgh Press - Mar 19, 1943

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Oct 13, 2016

Eddie, are you teasing
About your rancid garments?
Eddie, are you teasing
About your sixty tailors?
I'm coming over shortly
Because I am so portly
You promised you could fit me
In fifty Dollar suit - - :lol:
Posted by KDP on 10/13/16 at 12:44 PM
KDP - your comment made me smile bigger than I have all day... May the ghost of FZ look kindly upon you... :coolsmile:
Posted by beckiru on 10/13/16 at 02:54 PM
Happy to oblige, beckiru. My mind is full of warped references like that. That and a facility of nearly instantaneous free association. I can be a lot of fun at parties.
Posted by KDP on 10/13/16 at 05:01 PM
Ah the days of "fast talking high trousers"

No fancy fol-de-rol. Faaaab-u-louuus!!!
Posted by Courtney on 10/13/16 at 07:00 PM
Love the lingo of the day:
"Plays fast ball"
"horse sense"
"The Yanks" ??
and he finishes his perfectly spelled diatribe with "durned fools"
Posted by Greg on 10/13/16 at 07:35 PM
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/14/16 at 02:32 PM
We used to spell it panty waste as in a waste of good panties.
Posted by GFinKS on 10/20/16 at 09:57 AM
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