A modern-day update of Laurel&Hardy's 'Who's on First' debate...I can't count the number of strange looks you can get when talking about your 'pants' in polite company in England...
A couple of years back, I was hiking with a friend of mine in Canada. One night, we spent sleeping in this huge dormitory with lots of other people. At about 11pm my friend was running around in the dormitory, half-dressed, screaming out loud, completely desperate, 'I can't find my sleeping trousers!!! '
Suddenly, the whole dormitory was laughing -- we explained that next time, it'd be better if she used, 'pants' instead of 'trousers'.
-- Lost Hiker, Germany
But, what are 'sleeping pants'? Underpants? Underwear? Will we ever know what she was missing? And, better yet, why they were missing??!! Curious minds need to know.