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Long underwear - Wikipedia

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Long underwear, also called long johns or thermal underwear, is a style of two- piece ... They were supposedly called long johns after a famous knife fighter who fought in long underwear. They were f...

World Wide Words: Long johns

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Feb 21, 2004 ... The term 'long johns' for long underwear is American army slang of World ... They are the winter underwear issued by the Army, and have the ...

Why are the cold weather underwear called "long johns"? Was the ...

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Dec 11, 2010 ... Why are the cold weather underwear called long johns Was the ... and their sea island cotton which have they have become renowned for ...

History of Long Johns | WinterSilks

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Big John Sullivan, also called “The Boston Strong Boy,” made the first move: a blazing ... Thus creating “long johns” as the character's article of choice to wear.

long johns vs. thermal underwear [California usage ...

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I was like "No, they are called "long johns." Do people in CA use "thermal underwear" for long johns? I would consider them different entities, ...

long underclothing [called?] (long johns / thermal underwear / etc ...

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Long underwear or, more informally and what I use: long johns. ... They're also called thermal underwear, so I imagine you could say thermal ...

Long Johns - Long Handles - Drawers - Blind Pig & The Acorn

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Jan 21, 2016 ... I've also heard them called long drawers so thats another name. ... hi tipper , longjohns they were.us girls wore flannel lined blue jeans.my ...

What are Long Johns? (with picture) - wiseGEEK

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Dec 16, 2016 ... Though first made in wool or rough cotton, they are now made in a variety of ... How two-piece long underwear began to be called long johns is ...

Language Log » Long Johns

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Dec 22, 2016 ... To me, they are called "long john tops." This got me thinking about the slipperiness of this term and I asked Facebook which gave me many, ...

Springfield-Greene County Library -- Bittersweet

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Today we classify all of it as long underwear, but they generally called their undergarments long handles or long johns. Men wore their long underwear every  ...