Underwear? What a strange title for a post by me!
I was thinking about the difference between our cultural attitudes toward underwear when I was young, and today.
Back then if a girl heard, "I see London, I see France, I see somebody's underpants" she would have been very embarrassed. Even young girls knew never to let other people see her underpants.
Today a girl would probably never have heard those words and would wonder why anybody cared.
And in the maybe-not-so-good-old-days if a girl or woman had bit of her white slip appear below the hem of her skirt or dress, a friend would notify her.
But, to be tactful, instead of saying, "Your slip is showing" the friend would probably say, "It's snowing down south."
Then the person with that embarrassing condition would rush to the lady's room to fix the problem.
Today not only do girls feel comfortable letting underwear show, even polite adult women often wear blouses and shirts that reveal their cleavage when they bend over.
But if that seems like a big difference, just imagine what a woman from the 1800s would think of the way women dress today!