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I am so, so happy tonight.

My universe is unfolding as it should.

Someone once told me they were called flugelbinders.

You know, those little things I have been fiddling around with occasionally for most of my life. 
But they are not flugelbinders.

They are Aglets.

Aglets.

Who would have thought it.

Aglets.

Goodnight everybody.  I will sleep well tonight.

Aglets………..aglets…………aglets………….aglets………aglets …………

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"Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it, depends upon what you put into it." (Tom Lehrer)

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  1. the metal thingie at the end of a shoelace? Full life, huh, GOF?

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  2. Please don't disturb my snooze time FD……a little respect for old farts please.

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  3. you know you'll only dream of me anyway!

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  4. you know you'll only dream of me anyway! In the interests of "knowing what's best for me" I choose to not develop this theme any further 🙂

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  5. Damn! I was going to air my new fond knowledge, found on Facebook of all places, but that FD beat me to it….again. I'm going to air it anyway, so there.The plastic or metal sleeves at the end of shoelaces are called Aglets
    (or "Aiglets"). Besides making an interesting trivia or crossword
    puzzle question, aglets have several functions: They prevent the lace
    ends from fraying, they make the laces easier to hold, and they make
    them easier to pass through the eyelets.The word "aglet" (or "aiglet") … Read morecomes
    from Old French "aguillette" (or "aiguillette"), which is the
    diminutive of "aguille" (or "aiguilee"), meaning "needle". This in turn
    comes from the original Latin word for needle: "acus".

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  6. Every day is a school day around here! Many thanks for that new word Gof.

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  7. Damn! I was going to air my new fond knowledge,Air it Snowy. Air it. This is the place to do it.How can anyone in this world claim to be bored when there is so much to learn.Thank you for your research results.When checking on my information before posting it I stumbled across a very serious website devoted entirely to shoelaces, their history and evolution.There, apparently, is yet another career I was not given access to when I left school.

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  8. Every day is a school day around here!Thank you Vicola…….perhaps some days are school days on my blog, but most are just an appalling waste of readers time 🙂

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  9. Sweet imagery, I happen to love shoe paraphanailia. Is there a shoe dictionary?

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  10. Is there a shoe dictionary? There probably is somewhere……especially knowing that there is at least one website specifically devoted to shoe laces 🙂

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  11. Shoelaces? Really? How fun!

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  12. I remember when I first learnt what bots dots were …..

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  13. I remember when I first learnt what bots dots wereOk, thanks for the distraction Emjay….I will never look at road markings the same again.

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  14. Yeah – it gives me a laugh every time a tyre runs over them.

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