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WelkinCooper June 13th, 2012 5:56 pm

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I have a new question. Is the saying, he's 'off his feed' common in the UK, or is that strictly a U.S. saying?

freelantzer June 13th, 2012 7:54 pm

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Originally Posted by WelkinCooper (Post 6017361)
I have a new question. Is the saying, he's 'off his feed' common in the UK, or is that strictly a U.S. saying?

I've never heard that in the US. Is it regional?

Pox Voldius June 13th, 2012 11:53 pm

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I've never heard that expression in the US, either. At least not in Iowa, Wisconsin, or Los Angeles.

WelkinCooper June 14th, 2012 3:49 am

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Originally Posted by freelantzer (Post 6017376)
I've never heard that in the US. Is it regional?

Quite possibly. Although I did find it in several online American English version dictionaries, which just gave the definition without indicating that it was regional.

horcrux4 June 14th, 2012 5:20 am

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I've heard the expression in the UK but it's not used much.

GrangerHermione June 14th, 2012 6:36 am

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Originally Posted by ginger1 (Post 6015681)
OK - general question for as many different parts of the UK and the US (and anywhere else :) ) as we can manage - what do our males call their - er - coverings for the nether regions - (and an approximate age might be enlightening). Let's see how many we can collect.

Men's underpants would be called boxers/boxer shorts or maybe even just shorts in reference to a certain type of men's underpants. Briefs are the alternative which more resemble typical women's underpants, and boxer-briefs are kind of a cross between the two.

Usually we just say "underwear" as a general term for either gender. It could be applied to undergarments in general, but usually its in reference to underpants specifically. Undies or panties is more informal, and the latter would probably only be used in reference to women's underpants. Skivvies is another slang term for underpants, possibly including an undershirt as well.
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Originally Posted by WelkinCooper (Post 6017361)
I have a new question. Is the saying, he's 'off his feed' common in the UK, or is that strictly a U.S. saying?

I've never heard that...what does it even mean?

ETA: I'm from the U.S., and I currently live in Texas.

Mundungus Fletc June 14th, 2012 6:41 am

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Originally Posted by horcrux4 (Post 6017582)
I've heard the expression in the UK but it's not used much.

Unless you're talking about a horse

Alastor June 14th, 2012 6:19 pm

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