Now that Barack Obama is safely ensconced in the White House, America is gripped by a new debate: to thong or not to thong? Agony aunty Dear Abby (aka Abigail Van Buren, whose mother Pauline Phillips founded the syndicated column) has received thousands of replies ever since she published a letter from a "San Diego Sinner" whose mother thinks that wearing thongs is sinful.
Abby's postbag included a rousing "thongs up" from an ordained minister, you will be relieved to hear. And while thongs have lost out to boy shorts in the fashion stakes recently, they're still mighty popular - especially at this time of year. Sexy and practical (no risk of VPL when you're wearing a thong, after all) - what's not to love? Right: a new arrival from Odille.