several months after moving to england, i learned an alternative use for the word "pants." something that "is pants" is not good.
a couple weeks after i learned this new phrase, a funny thing happened in the astronomy department where i work. i was walking down the hall, and as i passed by a particular professor's office door, i happened to glance in just at the moment that he sat back, threw his hands up in the air, and started waving them angrily at his computer yelling "that's PANTS!!!!!"
it was hilarious!
who knows what i would have thought if i hadnt just recently learned the meaning!