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witches' knickers

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  • n. plastic bags snagged in trees and bushes.

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    October 20, 2008

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  • Witches britches equals primitive sports wear in my mind.

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  • Witches britches makes me go fwee bilby.

    October 20, 2008

  • However, upon further thought, the term witches' britches does set off a small bell. Definitely the kind of thing my mother says. Doesn't refer to wayward rubbish puttin' on the dog, though. I'll have to ask her next time I call.

    October 20, 2008

  • I wish we had a quirky local name for them. Which then faded into history as no plastic bags were discarded to fly around the landscape :-7

    October 20, 2008

  • the Irish expression for plastic bags that are snagged in trees or bushes.

    "Alaskans call them tundra ghosts and landfill snowbirds. In China, they're "white pollution". South Africans have sarcastically dubbed them their national flower. Snagged in treetops in Ireland, they become witches' knickers."

    Margie Wylie, New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 21 2004.

    October 19, 2008