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Liff: a user's manual
What's the word for the amount of breakfast cereal in a packet which leaves you with a choice between a tiny bowl of cereal today (and the certainty of the same tomorrow), an absurdly large bowl of cereal (and the need to go to the shops and buy more cereal today), or a sensibly-sized bowl of cereal (and the need to buy another packet of the same type of cereal today so that the whole process can be repeated another few dozen bowls down the line)?

Last night I put all my odd socks in a bag. They're not really odd socks, though, they're just pairs that haven't met yet.
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the_elyan From: the_elyan Date: July 7th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's "a setchey".

Sort of sachet flying backwards...
verlaine From: verlaine Date: July 7th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
A whole box? But then I do have a prodigious appetite...
j4 From: j4 Date: July 7th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

I really don't think I could eat a whole box of Shreddies in one sitting.
verlaine From: verlaine Date: July 7th, 2005 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
"Bet you can't eat three... boxes!"
j4 From: j4 Date: July 7th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh. "Boxes". Heh. Bet I can.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: July 7th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I bet she drinks Carling Black - oh, never mind.
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: July 7th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)

insidious voice....

Can't comment about the cereal, but re the bag of socks...

[pssst... hey there! Yeah, you! Throw the bag away now. Go on, you know you want to. There are other socks, shiny new ones, you can afford them. Give them to Sobell House for their ragbags....]
j4 From: j4 Date: July 7th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

No, no! They're really not odd socks, I've just been too lazy to pair them all up after washing them (I know, I know, I should just clip them together in the wash). Buying new socks instead of bothering to match up the ones I have would go against all the money-saving habits I'm trying to get myself into! (Half the time I don't bother to pair them anyway & just fish a couple of similar black socks out of the 'odd socks' bag.)

I do however have a big bag of horrible saggy pants that I never wear, and socks which actually have holes in, and they will be going in the fabric-recycling bins.
From: minnesattva Date: July 7th, 2005 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

Oh, yeah, I used to just keep all my socks in a cardboard box, not bothering to match them. I have a lot of socks all the same color/style now, so they ALL match. I thought that was brilliant of me.
j4 From: j4 Date: July 7th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

I thought stacks of socks in the same colour/style was the answer, until I realised that unless I wash them all exactly the same number of they all end up subtly different colours and with slightly different amounts of stretchedness. So in fact none of them match any more really. Fortunately, under trousers, nobody can see them anyway.
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: July 13th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

I once tried buying just one type of black sock in multi-packs from Tesco. It would've worked, too, except once I bought navy-blue by mistake...

I was always impressed/amused by Krys' way of dealing with it - she used to mostly wear boots, and therefore had no problem wearing multi-coloured odd socks underneath.
aldabra From: aldabra Date: July 7th, 2005 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

Haha. I've still got odd socks from, er, at least four housemoves ago that are waiting to meet up again. I thought this was going to stop happening when I got my own washing machine.
aldabra From: aldabra Date: July 7th, 2005 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

... so, the marriage comes and goes, but the odd socks, they're a permanent defining feature of my life...
j4 From: j4 Date: July 7th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

Aw! "Ten reasons why odd socks are better than men", anybody?
j4 From: j4 Date: July 7th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

What we need is some of these. Of course, this relies on putting socks in the wash immediately rather than scraping small deposits of sock off the floor at a later date... ahem.

This house-move, yes, this is the one when I will get organised. Honest.
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: July 13th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: insidious voice....

Code your socks! Sounds good to me :)
hairyears From: hairyears Date: July 7th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)


I wonder: do you have a Sock Poltergeist?

These tormented souls are the spiritual casualties of the latter 20th Century, and manifest their malice in washing machines and tumble driers.

Traditionally, they cause socks to disappear, only to reappear and be reunited with their partners in the following week's wash. Or, in the case of demonic influence and brightly-coloured socks, in the following week's 'whites' wash.

A disturbing variant of this malignant spirit causes one sock to disappear forwards through time, so that your previous week's smalls left you baffled and spiritually rudderless, confronted by a 'pair' of socks with three members.

The only way to avoid this dreadful apparition is to wear your socks to bed. It has absolutely no effect but you can tell your friends you've slept in a haunted hose.

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