Why do we say ''pair of pants'' when it one article of clothing.. like a shirt.. no?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • "Pants (pantaloons) were originally two like things. You put them on one leg at a time because they actually came in two pieces. You put on one leg, tied it around your waist, then put on the other. From the beginning, about the 16th Century, pants have been referred to as a pair."

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What Guys Said 4

  • You learn something new everyday that MHO is brilliant.

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  • Because there are two legs, the same reason why you say "pair of headphones" when it's technically one item.

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  • because their are 2 pant legs?

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    • shirts have two sleeves.. it get it for pair of shoes.. i dont get it for pants..

    • I don't know we just do, why question it

  • How many legs do you have?

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    • lol.. i have 3.. i m a monster.. :P

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    • what? why would you say such an offending thing?

    • just.. ugh.. yuck..

What Girls Said 2

  • Languages are weird.

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  • It doesn't make sense, I could understand if it was something like bras but pants? No!

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