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Aug 8, 2014
@coolbert. Not too sure there is a creature called "panty hoe" but the German for trousers is idd hosen (plural) because, as previously mentioned, ppl tend to have two legs. Once upon a time each leg had its own covering but then some genius decided it would be convenient to connect the two to a sort of girdle thus creating our modern trousers. Points to ponder:
1) In Britain pants are underwear while panty hose are tights.
2) The English word hose (the garden and fire brigade variety) could serve as leg coverings but only for anorexics.
May 19, 2011
they are called pants because each leg is covered by one pant, and since most people have two legs they wear a pair of pants.

Same goes with pantyhoes but i dont think they are made up of hose. I think "hose" is some german word for pants im not quite sure though.
Apr 13, 2011
This exact question has always troubled me.
Jul 9, 2010
Notice that Wally ripped out one page for himself and gave Dilbert the rest of the magazine. He is desperate!
May 22, 2010
Because the plural is "pairs of pantyhose". Since the garment itself is not a hose, but made up of hose, you have an amount of hose, but you have a number of pairs.
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