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"sew buttons on your underwear."

Posted by Smokey Stover on June 08, 2006

In Reply to: "Sew buttons on your underwear." posted by Brian from Shawnee on June 08, 2006

: : : "sew buttons on your underwear." What is the origin of this saying? Where does it come from and what does it mean exactly??

: : ♦I never heard the expression, but it sounds to me a bit like ironing your husband's underwear--a totally wasted bestowing of care and fastidiousness.
: : SS

: "Sew buttons on your underwear" is a nonsense
reply to the unanswerable question "so what?".
: BTW, some boxers do have a functional button on the fly, whereas briefs (a.k.a. tighty whities) do not.

So--it's a pun based on a homonym. Kind of clever. Where did you hear it, Brian of Shawnee, olim Brian of New Jersee? SS