Nomenclature[ edit ] The origin of the word thong in the English language is from Old English thwong, a flexible leather cord. Another common name is tanga or sometimes string tanga , especially in the German Tanga. A frequent metaphor, especially in Brazil, is dental floss; in Brazil a thong is called fio dental Portuguese for dental floss ; in English, the term "Butt floss" is sometimes used. Shorts means "briefs" and "bandi" means "with a string". A Puerto Rican Spanish slang term, used by Reggaeton artists, is gistro.
The naked truth with G-strings On 5: The two terms G- string and thong are often used interchangeably; however, they can refer to distinct pieces of clothing. Whether you know it as G string or thongs, since this piece of fashion item made its way into the market a few years ago, the female gender has become an object of ridicule and the essence of womanhood exposed and brought to disrepute. What we have out there with women and girls adorning this fashion number is just no thing but a show of shame. For those who may not know or be familiar with our subject of discuss today, the G string or gee string is a type of underwear. Better suited for wearing trousers, the G string is no doubt much sexier, comes in very exciting colours, easy to take off and quick to dry.