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View Poll Results: boxers or briefs?
boxers 20 36.36%
briefs 21 38.18%
unmentionables / bloomers / other 9 16.36%
neither 11 20.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 23 2014, 04:22 PM   #46
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Re: Poll: boxers or briefs? (thread rating: PG-13)

Boxers, I like the freedom.
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Old March 23 2014, 04:31 PM   #47
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Boxer-briefs. I've got like... 40 pairs. Boxers are too thick and uncomfortable for me. And I'm not going to be caught dad in tighty whities.
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Old March 23 2014, 05:07 PM   #48
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Boxer-briefs, here, as well. I do not want a low sperm count. I believe in keeping myself in the best form possible. Every part of my being maintained ... robust and potent. And boxer-briefs just look better, I feel. Gotta look our best for the ladies ...
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Old March 23 2014, 06:17 PM   #49
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LOL we just found another planetary constant: my mom told me literally the same and she was told it by her mom.
(to which admonition the traditional reply in my family is: "and stay a good catholic, don't engage in intermarriage, don't get run over by a tricycle and don't fall into a letter box!" )
By "intermarriage," I assume they meant marrying outside of the faith -- as opposed to, say, marrying someone of another race or another species.
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Old March 24 2014, 09:10 AM   #50
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^I am not sure. The German "Mischehe" can refer to both. However, since at my great-grandma's time there were hardly any foreigners in Germany, I suppose she was refering to different confessions. Like most Bavarians I have Huns and Romans among my ancestors, though. "Make love not war" is a sound concept and increases the gene pool.

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A shame the poll is discriminatory.
My appologies. When I started the poll I had no idea of the existence of boxer-briefs, but it being a multiple choice poll you can pick either both options (boxers and briefs) or chose "other" and elaborate. Just in case I'll count the boxer-brief entries so that we get an approximate number of its supporters (no pun intended).

I had to look up "going commando" as well (the really important stuff is never listed in dictionaries ). Does anyone know how that phrase was created? It seems a bit puzzling to a foreigner.
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Old March 24 2014, 11:41 AM   #51
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I had to look up "going commando" as well (the really important stuff is never listed in dictionaries ). Does anyone know how that phrase was created? It seems a bit puzzling to a foreigner.
The exact origin is uncertain, dating back to either college campuses in the US in the 70s during/post-Vietnam, or Britain in the 80s post-Falklands.

It's generally agreed to refer to the practice of soldiers (especially special forces soldiers AKA commandos) not wearing underwear for various reasons: to avoid crotch-rot and chafing, to allow ventilation and avoid moisture in hot and/or wet climates, because chances to clean your underwear on long deployments are slim, and so forth.

It became really widespread and well-known when it was used on the show Friends in 1994 when Joey said he wouldn't "go commando in another man's fatigues."

Here's everything you could ever possibly want to learn about the phrase:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a..._commando.html
http://bshistorian.wordpress.com/200...oing-commando/
https://thetfp.com/tfp/tilted-knowle...nd-phrase.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_commando
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Old March 24 2014, 01:49 PM   #52
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weird practice since actually in a hot climate you sweat and chafe far more without undies than with. Not to mention the easier access to delicate areas for certain many-legged creatures of which tropical regions are particularly full of.
But then military and common sense have traditionally excluded each other ever since Hannibal tried to walk Elephants across glaciers.
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Old March 24 2014, 06:39 PM   #53
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Locutus of Bored;9395089I wrote:
t became really widespread and well-known when it was used on the show Friends in 1994 when Joey said he wouldn't "go commando in another man's fatigues."
When I was growing up in the 70s and 80s, the phrase was the very un-pc Going Navajo. It wasn't until that Friends episode that I had ever heard of Going Commando.
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Old March 24 2014, 10:13 PM   #54
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Boxer-briefs.
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Old March 25 2014, 01:48 AM   #55
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I mostly alternate between boxers and briefs. No real preference for one over the other.
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Old March 25 2014, 02:07 AM   #56
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I mostly alternate between boxers and briefs. No real preference for one over the other.
What you need is some sort of hybrid, an intermediate step that takes the best elements of both... a "boxer-brief," if you will. I hope no one's invented that yet. I'll make billions!
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Old March 25 2014, 02:12 AM   #57
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^ True. I have a few of those as well.

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you sweat and chafe far more without undies than with
I guess that would explain some peoples preference for showering in their underwear, after PE classes in highschool
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Old March 25 2014, 02:30 AM   #58
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Boxer-briefs. I've got like... 40 pairs. Boxers are too thick and uncomfortable for me. And I'm not going to be caught dad in tighty whities.
...but, the gods forbid, if you are, make sure there are no holes!...
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Old March 25 2014, 02:37 AM   #59
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LOL we just found another planetary constant: my mom told me literally the same and she was told it by her mom.
(to which admonition the traditional reply in my family is: "and stay a good catholic, don't engage in intermarriage, don't get run over by a tricycle and don't fall into a letter box!" )
By "intermarriage," I assume they meant marrying outside of the faith -- as opposed to, say, marrying someone of another race or another species.
Hey, scot!...just for the record, Rhubarb wrote the above quote, not me...

...however, to your comment, I am not, theoretically, opposed to inter species marriage, and have heard it said that

" ... It doesn't matter when it's Arcturian, baby!"

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Old March 25 2014, 02:40 AM   #60
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^ True. I have a few of those as well.

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you sweat and chafe far more without undies than with
I guess that would explain some peoples preference for showering in their underwear, after PE classes in highschool
...umm...could be a couple of other reasons...
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