wool fire ant blend

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aaronsun666

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Mandarin
The Big Bang Theory Season 02, Episode 11

Howard: New pants?
Leonard: Yeah, Stephanie got them for me.
Howard: Nice. Cotton?
Leonard: Actually, I think it’s more of wool fire ant blend.


Please explain what 'wool fire ant blend' is.
 
  • Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The pants are made from a blend/mixture of wool (serious) and fire-ant (joking).

    This is a humorous fiction that is used to indicate that the pants are very itchy/scratchy.

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    Notes

    1. The phrase should be punctuated. "wool/fire-ant"

    2. Fire ants sting and are very irritating to the skin
    Fire ant is the common name for several species of ants...the colloquial name...include "fire ants" because of their red color and painful sting
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_ant
     
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