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Presenting lighting, theatre and weather: formerly from the hills of Yorkshire, with bits and pieces of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and trips to Edinburgh; when the music stops, where will neel end up?
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In the spray-bay: somebody was painting CDs, making this fantastic pattern.
25th Feb 2005, 15:57  

oooh. that is very funky.

25th Feb 2005, 16:53

neel says:

They remind me of Terrance and Philip, for some reason.

25th Feb 2005, 16:56

neel says:

I saw them staring at me, couldn't resist.

25th Feb 2005, 17:41

Joe says:

excellent!

25th Feb 2005, 20:11

jiva says:

lovely!

26th Feb 2005, 14:08

jiva says:

lovely!

26th Feb 2005, 14:08

Helen says:

Like buttons.

26th Feb 2005, 14:10

neel says:

Yeah: double thumbs-up from jiva!

Buttons like these would be cool. Ideal for a duffel coat. Is it 'duffel' or 'duffle'? I've found both spellings being used.

26th Feb 2005, 15:29

Helen says:

I looked up 'duffle' in the OmniDictionary (oh, OmniDictionary how I love you so) and this is what I got...

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913):

Duffel \\Duf"fel\\, n. [D. duffel, from Duffel, a town not far
from Antwerp.]
A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze.
[Written also duffle.]

Good duffel gray and flannel fine. -- Wordsworth.

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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913):

Duffle \\Duf"fle\\, n.
See Duffel.

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From WordNet (r) 2.0:

duffle
n 1: a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying
personal belongings [syn: duffel bag, duffle bag, duffel]
2: a coarse heavy woolen fabric [syn: duffel]


Sounds interchangeable.

26th Feb 2005, 15:32

neel says:

Hmm. Think I prefer "duffle" - suits my accent better.

26th Feb 2005, 16:30

Helen says:

I prefer duffle too. It's kind of earthy.

I always think of duffle coats in terms of their buttons (well the way the buttons fasten), rather than the fabric. This is wrong thinking.

26th Feb 2005, 16:37

neel says:

It's one of the more deterministic aspects of the universe like, for eg, that toast will almost certainly land butter/margerine-side down since humans were most likely to evolve to the height we have relative to the earth's gravitational strength and we therefore have tables and worksurfaces elevated a certain distance from the ground that will only allow knocked toast to flip once, not twice, before it lands.

Duffle is such a heavy material that any other form of fastening - poppers, etc, would be impractical. Hence the use of duffle material dictates large, comedy buttons. And mittens on strings, but that's another story.

26th Feb 2005, 16:49

Helen says:

I have a friend who would save a fortune if she just reverted back to the mittens-on-string strategy. She could also do with sewing her scarf onto her coat and sticking to hoods rather than hats.

26th Feb 2005, 16:55