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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_of_pants_(mathematics)

In mathematics, a pair of pants is a surface which is homeomorphic to the three- holed sphere. ... cut the surface into pairs of pants. This is called a pants decomposition for the surface, and the curves are called the cuffs of the decomposition.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trousers

Trousers (British English) or pants (American English) are an item of clothing worn from the ... So informal elastic-waist knitted garments would be called pants, but not ..... Also in 2013, an old bylaw requiring women in Paris, France to ask ...

www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/may/11/straight-email-volume-pair-pants

May 11, 2011 ... From the beginning, about the 16th Century, pants have been referred to as a pair. Shirts were made from a single piece of cloth, so two ...

www.britannica.com/demystified/why-do-we-say-a-pair-of-pants

Jul 27, 2016 ... Calling them a pair of pantaloons, or pants, as they were eventually known, made sense when there were two components. The phrasing was ...

www.word-detective.com/2008/02/pair-of-pants-etc

Feb 12, 2008 ... So why do we call them pairs — binoculars, pants, glasses, shorts and ... What we now call “pants” or “trousers” were originally known as ...

www.quora.com/Why-do-we-say-a-pair-of-pants-when-referring-to-a-single-pair

What we now call “pants” or “trousers” were originally known as “pantaloons,” after Pantalone, a character in 16th century Italian theatrical comedy usually ...

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-pai1.htm

Apr 28, 2001 ... If you put on a pair of pants, why you don't also put on a pair of shirts? ... Commentators referred to them when they first appeared as being a ...

www.straightdope.com/columns/read/502/why-do-we-say-a-pair-of-pants-when-theres-only-one-of-them

Apr 20, 1984 ... Why do we say "a pair of pants" when there is only one article of ... are always plural in form, and they are usually referred to as "a pair of .

boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=628742

Add "a pair of pants" to the argument and merriment will surely ensue. It's common usage is all. Insisting that it's wrong will just get you pitying ...