As I drove to my dayjob early this morning, I was listening to my favorite radio station and the DJ was discussing the use of the word, 'panty,' and how so many women detest using that word.
I don't mind using the word, yet, some of the women who called into the show said that the word 'panty' sounds old-fashioned, and...some went on to say that only perveted older men use the word now days. These statements made me wonder that if I used the word 'panty' in my romance writing, that perhaps I've turned off some women out there. I never realized that the word 'panty' is outdated.
So, I ask you, fellow authors/readers: What word should I be using?
Instead of 'panty' should I say 'underthing?' Lingerie? Underpants? (lol...now that word sounds really old-fashioned!). We can't say 'thong' because that is an entirely different piece of underwear all-together.
If the panty hugs the hips, I know they're called 'hip huggers.' If they're skimpier, they're referred to as 'bikinis.' Now, if it is a full-fledged panty, what in heck should we be calling it if not 'panty?'
The women who called in didn't have suggestions (oddly enough). So...what do you suggest? Because from now on, when I write, I want to refer to this controversial piece of women's underwear using the correct term.
Give me your suggestions. I'd love to hear them.
Have a super day (and don't get your panties in a snit! lol...).