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Re: cellphone, mobile, handy

I believe that 'pants' comes from 'pantaloon' (=trousers)

UK English use of 'pants' is a contraction of 'underpants' which quite clearly is the thing that is worn under the pants (=trousers).

I hate it, but in this instance our American cousins are correct. That won't stop me 'correcting' them though.

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