Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Legend: A gift of gloves gets switched for a pair of panties, with hilarious results.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 1994]
Origins: I'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who believes this tale, which undoubtedly survives because of its charm and ability to coax a smile from even the most dour. Caveat emptor, though: I ended up married to the fellow who sent it to me in 1994. As for how long this bit of lore has been around, version of it have been collected in the 1920s.
Barbara "fur tiff laughter" Mikkelson
Last updated: 18 March 2013
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