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Old 09-25-2007, 10:59 AM
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Who was the teddy (lingerie) named after?

The Teddy Bear (and by extension, Theodore Roosevelt?)

Edward VII? (not a hottie, but still more sex attached to his personae than TR: one could imagine the Parisians coming up with a new design in his honor)

Empress Theodora? (a better choice, but kind of obscure)

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Old 09-25-2007, 11:03 AM
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It was Theodore Roosevelt. As part of a photo-op, his aides had trapped a lone piece of lingerie up in a tree for him to shoot. But Roosevelt refused, saying that it was sporting to shoot underwear that had been trapped in a tree for him, and his refusal was enshrined in a political cartoon that was widely distributed. Ever since, that kind of lingerie has been called a "Teddy".


What few people realize is that, out of earshot of the reporters, Roosevelt gave his gun to the groundskeeper and confided "Well, I can't sjhoot it now. You shoot the damned thing."
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:48 AM
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That's an interesting story, but I don't understand the point of shooting underwear in a tree. Was there some underlying significance that was more relevant at that time?
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:06 PM
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That's an interesting story, but I don't understand the point of shooting underwear in a tree. Was there some underlying significance that was more relevant at that time?
**whoosh**

He's telling the story of the teddy bear, but substituting in an unmentionable for an ursine.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:11 PM
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That's an interesting story, but I don't understand the point of shooting underwear in a tree.
Neither do I, unless there's somebody inside the underwear you don't like very much.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:36 PM
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I thought you only shot elephants in your underwear.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:42 PM
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That's an interesting story, but I don't understand the point of shooting underwear in a tree. Was there some underlying significance that was more relevant at that time?
Well, he wasn't shooting to kill; he had a tranquilizer gun. They're like cats; much better at climbing up than down. How else would you get the damn thing down, especially if it's XXL?
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:44 PM
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The "teddy" is thought to have been so christened back in the 1920's because its somewhat shapeless puffiness reminded someone of the general outlines of a teddy bear.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:46 PM
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I thought you only shot elephants in your underwear.
Or pajamas
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:51 PM
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I thought you only shot elephants in your underwear.
And how he got into my underwear, I'll never....oh Hell, annie.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:58 PM
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**whoosh**

He's telling the story of the teddy bear, but substituting in an unmentionable for an ursine.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:41 PM
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Well, he wasn't shooting to kill; he had a tranquilizer gun. They're like cats; much better at climbing up than down. How else would you get the damn thing down, especially if it's XXL?
Stuff it with goose feathers, I guess. I'm not sure why, though. Except in the far north, sexy lingerie items aren't made with down. Maybe if L.L.Bean merged with Victoria's Secret, eh? That would be a heckuva catalog.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:50 PM
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Stuff it with goose feathers, I guess. I'm not sure why, though. Except in the far north, sexy lingerie items aren't made with down. Maybe if L.L.Bean merged with Victoria's Secret, eh? That would be a heckuva catalog.
It might have stuff like this (borderline NSFW, so extra spaces added): http://www. nznature. co. nz /mshop:SP:1847950030:tb=5
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:07 PM
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It was Theodore Roosevelt. As part of a photo-op, his aides had trapped a lone piece of lingerie up in a tree for him to shoot. But Roosevelt refused, saying that it was sporting to shoot underwear that had been trapped in a tree for him, and his refusal was enshrined in a political cartoon that was widely distributed. Ever since, that kind of lingerie has been called a "Teddy".



What few people realize is that, out of earshot of the reporters, Roosevelt gave his gun to the groundskeeper and confided "Well, I can't sjhoot it now. You shoot the damned thing."

I had the absurd imagine of Bill Clinton and Monica in mind while reading this!
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:46 PM
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Stuff it with goose feathers, I guess. I'm not sure why, though. Except in the far north, sexy lingerie items aren't made with down. Maybe if L.L.Bean merged with Victoria's Secret, eh? That would be a heckuva catalog.
Get rid of all that frilly stuff and substitute nice soft warm flannel...

Yeah, I could get behind that.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:20 PM
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Get rid of all that frilly stuff and substitute nice soft warm flannel...

Yeah, I could get behind that.
If you want to get behind a bear dressed in flannel, that's your business. Send us the link for the video, though.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:33 PM
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It might have stuff like this (borderline NSFW, so extra spaces added): http://www. nznature. co. nz /mshop:SP:1847950030:tb=5
I thought twickster's employer was exceptionally prude if gloves and sweaters were considered NSFW, then I got to the bottom of the page.

www .nznature.co.nz/mshop:extpage:1847950030:PG=51201,IT=2358#2358

"A real warm fuzzy for downunder, from downunder."
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:43 PM
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I thought twickster's employer was exceptionally prude if gloves and sweaters were considered NSFW, then I got to the bottom of the page.
Oops -- sorry -- usually I check my links before I post, but since I took the spaces out I didn't. Oh well.

Yeah, I was trying to link to the fur pasties and g-string.
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