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Swiffer Pants

Put those fashions to work!
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"Swiffer Pants" is my name for those trendy, extra-long, wide-bottomed, velour pants, that, for some reason, a lot of women have suddently begun to wear. The name is inspired by Swiffer floor-cleaning product (see link below) because the pants are commonly worn so long that they drag on the floor, inadvertantly picking up all the dry dust and dirt.

I coined this term on 12/1/03 at the New Orleans airport, while waiting for my flight back home to Chicago. A young woman wearing a pair of these was walking and "swiffing" her pant cuffs across the filthy, linoleum, airport floor. As you can imagine, the bottoms of her blue pants were disgustingly worn and dirty.

I propose that people wear these pants and come over to my house to purposely clean floors and save me the trouble of having to sweep.

XSarenkaX, Jan 15 2004

What's a Swiffer? http://www.homemade.../products/dry.shtml
[XSarenkaX, Oct 21 2004]

(?) Velour Pants http://store.shopbo...UICY124&category=78
Here's an example of those crazy pants. Notice how long they are. [XSarenkaX]

skirt length theory http://dspace.dial....istory/history.html [po, Oct 21 2004]

Simultaneous floor and shelf dusting http://www.fashions...om/images/bd601.jpg
what a great way to clean! [k_sra, Oct 21 2004]

bathroom monkey http://hillison.com...bathroommonkey.html
when SNL made funny commercials... [dbsousa, Oct 21 2004]


       Was this person in the airport leaving a trail of sparklingly-clean floor behind her?
AO, Jan 15 2004

       if skirt lengths rise and fall with the economy; does this apply to trousers/pants. long skirts usually coincide with a bad financial period, is this the case?
po, Jan 15 2004

       All I know is that last summer, people were all about "floods" and called them Capri pants; now it seems they've all switched to the biggest, longest pants that hang as low on the hips as possible. I just don't get fashion.
XSarenkaX, Jan 15 2004

       //I just don't get fashion//   

       I don't either. These pants make almost everyone that wear them look fat and trashy, (especially if they buy the matching zip up shirt that each one has to go with it)and I don't understand why people will purposely pay money for that.
babyhawk, Jan 15 2004

       I think it's a conspiracy by the airports so they don't have to employ floor cleaners.
DrCurry, Jan 15 2004

       When I first read the title of this idea, for some reason my mind immediately brought forth a picture of M.C. Hammer breakdancing in his hammer pants, cleaning floors wherever he went as a means to get over his personal bankruptcy. Stop! Hammer Time! Does that make me sick and disturbed? Or just a victim of fashion?
Canuck, Jan 16 2004

       //Does that make me sick and disturbed?//   

       No, [Canuck], I think that simply makes you a great fit for the halfbakery. :)
XSarenkaX, Jan 16 2004

       I found a double duty clothing item. See [link].
k_sra, Jan 16 2004

       Probably a trademark infringement.Not able to use "Swiffer".
python, Jan 16 2004

       And here I was hoping it would be a mop on the butt for the leg urchins to slide around in.
RayfordSteele, Jan 16 2004

       Don't worry, [Canuck] I was thinking along the same lines
benlevi7, Jan 17 2004

       This was done as a fake ad on Saturday Night Live last year. Amy Poehler let her kids loose on the kitchen floor, picking up dust and spills in their swiffer suits. I seem to remember a time when SNL fake commercials were funny, not product placement...
dbsousa, Jan 17 2004

       Don't forget the bathroom monkey (link)
dbsousa, Jan 17 2004

       "Swiffer pants" are better that the short shorts where your ass hangs out!
angeline79124, Jan 18 2004

       Shirley you don't mean *MY* ass!
XSarenkaX, Jan 20 2004

       psst. her name's Angeline...
k_sra, Jan 20 2004


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