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    #1

    nickname

    Hi

    It's somebody's nickname: "Gook Pants Delaney".

    Does it mean that a guy named Delaney, say, had dirty pants ...

    thanks

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    Re: nickname

    Not necessarily; probably just peculiar pants (trousers).

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    #3

    Re: nickname

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Not necessarily; probably just peculiar pants (trousers).
    Hi

    But this nickname was made up by an Irish guy. As far as I know "pants" stand for "trousers" in AmE not BrE. So I would say that here it means "underpants".

    You wrote "not necessarily", but I think it's possible that they were dirty or maybe smelly, sticky or just "stupid pants which Delaney wore". I have no idea.

    take care

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    Re: nickname

    Well, if it is Irish it could mean anything!! The fact that it is in English is of no consequence. Best if you ask another Irishman.

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