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  • n. Plural form of fanny pack.

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  • Here we have a suburb called Fannie Bay. Well, a bay too I guess. As if that wasn't enough, it has given its name to a seat in the Legislative Assembly. In fact just last Saturday we elected a new Member for Fannie Bay.

    August 14, 2008

  • I like fannies but not fanny packs.

    August 14, 2008

  • True. My Aussie friends were tickled to death when, back in the states, I got a role as a comic character (a blacksmith's daughter) named Fanny Ironbottom.

    p.s. they also, for similar reasons, find the name of a sewer-repair service utterly hilarious: Roto-Rooter.

    August 14, 2008

  • aka bum bag. In Australia, one of the places where they are known as bum bags, it is not only a faux pas to wear one, but it is an even bigger faux pas to call it a fanny pack, since fanny is slang for female genitals.

    August 14, 2008