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October 04, 2004

Hanky support

A reader who says he’s “feeling like some kind of Creative Anachronist” responds to my blog about handkerchiefs:

I use a handkerchief daily and “Don’t leave home without it.” My kids think of me as ‘rather odd’ in this regard (I’m used to it). And yet, in our touchy-feely, enviro-friendly Northwest you’d think people would be COERCED (through guilt, of course) to use them: “Save our Trees, Use a Hanky.” “Think of the tons of tissue waste in our landfills!” “Hankies are renewable!”

It would be interesting to correlate the decline of handkerchief use with other social data. What happened?!

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at October 4, 2004 11:51 AM



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