This is a fun subject to write about, the boxer. Talk about misunderstandings. Because let’s bring in a few definitions of the word ‘boxer’. What does the word ‘boxer’ mean? It all depends on what your focus is. If you are a dog lover, you probably think of a dog when we talk about a boxer. A dog with a blunt snout, used to have a docked tail and ears, but those not allowed anymore (fortunately). If you enter “boxer” on Google, the page fills up with sites about dogs. Therefore you can safely conclude that boxer is most commonly used for this type of dog.
You already know where we are going with this heading. Boxing, kickboxing and Thai boxing have become very popular very quickly. A highly active sport and very well suited to train your body, as long as you make sure that you’re not just taking blows. Because just getting beat up seems a bit less healthy to us. So for the sports enthusiast there is only one kind of boxer, the athlete.
Sports car lovers
And yes, there are quite a few fans when you talk about the term “boxer”. What about sports cars? Yep, we are talking about the Porsche boxer. And Porsche regardless, because for a long time the boxer engine was the only type of engine the Porsche came equipped with. Drop the word boxer in a garage and there’s really no one who’s going to talk about dogs, or about sports. No, what follows is an explanation of all the pros and cons of the boxer engine, as it was until recently only air-cooled in the Porsche and all the challenges that came with it.
It sounds kind of weird if you’re known as an underwear enthusiast. That sounds a little, well how can we put it…dirty? Kinky? Strange? Okay, let’s not talk about ourselves, because that’s what Undiemeister® does. What is certainly true is that men talk about boxer shorts and boxers. And they mean the exact same thing. But do not talk about boxer shorts in the UK, because people will give you a confused look. There are two terms for that. Boxer or trunk. And in the Netherlands, we use boxer shorts or boxers. And yet, the Dutch term is boxershort. And yes, in daily life we also say ‘boxer’, but don’t use that in Google. Because you will end up with a new dog at home!