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Old 12-07-2005, 09:19 AM   #5
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Re: ......pants and jacket

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Paula Lydon wrote:
~~In my first dojo, long ago, they used the terms:

Jacket--uwagi
Pants--shitagi

Was that in Japan? Shitagi is pretty much universally used over here to refer to underwear. Even when it doesn't refer to garments worn directly against the skin (i.e., t-shirt and/or undershorts) it refers to clothing worn underneath an outer layer, and not something worn around the legs.

I won't say it wouldn't ever be used in that context, but I'd advise caution when using it, Adam. Like, wait for a native Japanese to use it in that manner first. If nothing else, it seems a bit out-of-date.

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