One of my top pet peeves is the misuse of homophones. Here’s your public service announcement for the day!
If you call someone a pantywaste, you are basically saying they’re composed of crotch rot.
PantyWAIST is the elastic band around a woman’s underclothes.
Now, which is more offensive? “You are a diseased and stinky discharge from a vagina” or “you are a rather innovative invention that kept women from having to use a drawstring to hold up their drawers.”
I saw this AGAIN in a published book today and it pisses me off to no end! It’s even in a book of euphemistic insults where I had hoped people who aren’t afraid of saying cunt-rag knew the difference between waste and waist.
Then again, they probably don’t know what turtle-heading means either.