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December 16, 2020


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We've been using the terms "soft pants" and "hard pants" for some time, but independently from any sheltering in place. A friend of ours liked to put on what I believe is called "lounge wear" while at home, but was adamant that those flannel pants were NOT pajamas, so he termed them "soft pants." Which inevitably led to the term "hard pants" for the type you put on to go outside. Tho these days, who cares, right?

A similar backformation was "rough jazz" for the kind of music that contrasts, so to speak, with smooth jazz.

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