Why do we call it a pair of underwear and a pair of pants, when it is one garment?


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Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

Same goes for glasses and scissors. Items that have two distinct symmetrical parts are often referred to as a "pair" even if it is technically one item.

Kristen Storm Profile
Kristen Storm answered

in the early 19th century women's underwear consisted to two separate legs joined at the waist. They really were a 'pair'.


not sure how true it is but that's what I found lol

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