One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘That person will agree to be all the other pledgers ' representative in the House of Lords.’
- ‘Even so, the local authority would be aware of the statistics of the American programme, from whence they get their inspiration, and its 88 per cent failure rate amongst pledgers.’
- ‘If those youths are less likely to use contraceptives at first intercourse, are most of the pledgers putting themselves at greater risk of pregnancy or disease?’
- ‘Among the study's findings: 59% of males who did not pledge abstinence used a condom during sex, while only 40% of male pledgers used one.’
- ‘Virginity pledgers are also less likely to know their STD status - increasing the chances they will infect a partner or suffer long-term health consequences.’
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