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    No, really... what is it?

    I bought a sewing kit for my better half, because it contained one of these gizzmos she had seen, but never had. Now we're trying to figure out what it's for and how it's used. The notches in the metal rule are at 1 inch intervals. The little red plastic bit can slide the length of the groove. It's probably for dress making, but ???

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    Re: No, really... what is it?

    I would say it is for <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">taking up a dress or a skirt - you run the rule round the hem to make sure the 'take-up' is even around the circumference.</span hide>

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    Re: No, really... what is it?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Also can be used as a knitting gauge - too measure how many stiches per inch</span hide>

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    Re: No, really... what is it?

    I would also say it was <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Made in China</span hide> <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: No, really... what is it?

    Thanks all. I get the general idea. We'll probably figure it out fully once we've worked out how to use the VCR properly. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: No, really... what is it?

    And it is used to set the measurement for button holes so they are all the same on a garment. A handy gadget, but I find that I sneak out to the shed to get Mr Johbots's set square from his tool box because it help me with getting horizontal right. (Pendant alert - but you know what I mean!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johbot View Post
    ... measurement for button holes ... (Pendant alert - but you know what I mean!)
    Didn't you mean "pedant" or was this an unintentional but exceptionally good pun?

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    Many Lounges ago, when the Lounge Pedant went by another name, someone - it may have been Bowlie - used pendant as a pun or joke, and it stuck, more or less.


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    I have never quite figured out, whow or what is the Lounge Pedant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasNath View Post
    I have never quite figured out, whow or what is the Lounge Pedant?
    The Lounger Now Known As BATcher used to point out small mistakes in posts, in particular spelling and grammar errors. Because of that, some users jokingly called him the Lounge Pedant, and he sometimes used this as an honorary title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    The Lounger Now Known As BATcher used to point out small mistakes in posts, in particular spelling and grammar errors. Because of that, some users jokingly called him the Lounge Pedant, and he sometimes used this as an honorary title.
    Well, well, well, I'm amazed that our paths have never crossed, for my spelling and (even more so) grammar is appalling. I'm not wanting to reignite any fires, so If I see BATcher online, i'll log off quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    ... may have been Bowlie - used pendant
    Well thanks, Hans. I hate being left dangling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasNath View Post
    I'm amazed that our paths have never crossed, ...
    Relax.
    The lounge pedant has never caught me out with any small typos or mistakes.
    He is far too busy hammering my truly massive ones!

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    Glad to unravel the mystery for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasNath View Post
    Well, well, well, I'm amazed that our paths have never crossed, for my spelling and (even more so) grammar is appalling. I'm not wanting to reignite any fires, so If I see BATcher online, i'll log off quick.
    The Lounge Pedant also had a number of assistants who assisyted in his work and now is the case when I note your bad usage of "...i'll log off quick..." in the quoted text. Please capitalise your I's in future when using it in the form of the singular pronoun of the first person please.

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