Ah! The confusion!

  • The picture above is an American fanny pack. However, in the UK, a fanny is not a rear, but slang for female genitalia. This lady http://blog.360.yahoo.com/textexin?p=145 tells the story of when her British co-worker fell on her rear. A concerned American man helped her up and asked, "Did you hurt your fanny?" Also, similar bags in Germany are called body-bags, oddly bringing to mind the bags corpses are put into.


Azzitizz said...

In the UK these are called 'bum bags'

odd facts said...

Bum bags? Hmmm... It reminds me of a bag for a homeless person. It sounds better than fanny packs though.