Absurd Q #144: Why do we say a “pair of pants” or “pants” instead of “pant”? What’s with the plurality?

I mean, it's not like a pair of socks. You have two distinct articles of clothing meant to be together, and woe to the poor dryer that tries to separate the two forever. When talking about part of the pants, like a specific leg, you don't call it the "pants leg", but it's "a pant … Continue reading Absurd Q #144: Why do we say a “pair of pants” or “pants” instead of “pant”? What’s with the plurality?