Monday, October 19, 2009

Remember the Mansierre?

funny word of the day: brassiere

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \brə-ˈzir also ˌbra-sē-ˈer\
Function: noun
Etymology: obsolete French brassière bodice, from Old French braciere arm protector, from bras arm — more at bracelet
Date: 1911
: a woman's undergarment to cover and support the breasts

Does anyone remember that classic Seinfeld episode where George's father went into sales of the man-sierre (or as Kramer liked to call it, the "Bro"), an undergarment for men's breasts? If not, I urge you to loo it up on YouTube. It was hilarious.

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