Completely besides the scope of your question but :
"..is it still pants"
I pride myself to being rather well versed in colloquialisms as well as idioms and slang in the English language no matter if it's the Queens English or the American variation but I must admit I'm at a loss. I gather that it's something negative if not downright disparaging but the finer point eludes me. Care to enlighten this non native speaker?
This may help you:-
"Tony Blair's foreign policy is totally pants"
Even better " Romney is pants"
Person A: "Dude, what do you think of Britney Spears' music?"
Person B: "It's pants."
"John Terry is pants"
"Pants" in this way is used as a milder word to replace the S-word.
Got it, much obliged.
Can't say that I ever noticed before it getting used like that.
You could always google it.......................