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#1 2012-01-10 03:36:18

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1185

"loungerie" for lingerie

‘Lingerie’ is taken from a French word for a linen shop or place to store fine clothes. It became associated with the clothes themselves – at least in the 19th English imagination. In Paris, lingerie is pronounced something like “lanzhree” if you go nasal on the n. I pronounce it something like “lonjerée”, not far off from laundry. That common pronunciation surely contributed to lingerie’s reinvention as loungerie, dainty garments to lounge around in, provocatively.

Sharing fantasies Erotic, that’s an interesting word. Seems to describe a combination of love, lust, and passion. Sounds like it would involve passionate kisses, pulling hair, hot tubs, sexy loungerie, bikinis

Mingle city Hello, I’m new to the group, but not to the topic. I love sexy loungerie.

Relationship advice We have toys, I have sexy loungerie, I feel like I am pretty attractive

Avoirdupois forum The gift certificate, he assumed I would want VS perfume, but I’m going to save it to use for some sexy loungerie when I feel thin enough to wear that again

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#2 2012-01-10 12:28:03

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 827

Re: "loungerie" for lingerie

A fine find, David, and I fear I feel a faint fuzziness forming; lingering, languorous, louche perhaps… Sorry, Kem.

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