Laundering and drycleaning symbols, oh my.
November 3, 2003 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Seduce the opposite sex: learn the universal language of laundering and drycleaning symbols.
posted by xmutex (12 comments total)
Shouldn't that read "Seduce the female sex", as I can't imagine there being many males who could be enticed into the bedroom through a woman's knowledge of drycleaning.
posted by ciderwoman at 8:40 AM on November 3, 2003

ciderwoman: it's a big, weird world.
posted by xmutex at 8:41 AM on November 3, 2003

Your site is all wrong.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 8:42 AM on November 3, 2003

My site vs. your site, outside by the football field, 3pm.
posted by xmutex at 8:45 AM on November 3, 2003

Not sure if this has been posted before. It could definitely come in handy.
posted by anathema at 8:49 AM on November 3, 2003

I don't know many women who are aroused by drycleaning, either, ciderwoman. Big weird world notwithstanding.
posted by hippugeek at 8:51 AM on November 3, 2003

This symbol looks like: no muscle shirts.
Do these symbols have IQ, the Dry section reminds me of the recently posted IQ test.
posted by thomcatspike at 8:56 AM on November 3, 2003

Awesome! Now when I'm doing laundry I can do extreme sorting. Time to get another laundry basket.

But oh no! What if I only have a few 95C machine wash hots? Time to go to the store...
posted by VulcanMike at 9:37 AM on November 3, 2003

ciderwoman - I don't count myself among them, but actually lots of guys are thrilled by the prospect of a woman who sews, cooks, cleans, does the laundry.... they don't want to know quite this much about it, as long as it's taken care of. Great, big, traditional turn-on.

On the other hand, though some women would feel liberated by a man who took an equal share in household chores, and charmed by his willingness to participate in drudgery traditionally reserved for her, I count very few (precious though they are) who are "seduced" by a man in an apron.
posted by scarabic at 9:52 AM on November 3, 2003

I dissent. While the apron itself might not be so sexy (I'm sure there are exceptions), the fact that a man would care enough to help out with the housework without complaining is a HUGE turn on.

And while a traditional lady might be a turn on to some people, the overworked, resentful woman that she might become down the road probably wouldn't be as great.

Anyway, very useful post. I have a lot of clothes I bought in Europe and Japan and now I finally know what those symbols mean. Thanks xmutex!
posted by Alison at 1:40 PM on November 3, 2003

I can't remember what most of those symbols mean to save my life. So I'm all for being seduced by laundry symbol knowledge.

I love people who are experts in something I don't understand. My secret goal is to hook up with an accountant.
posted by Hildegarde at 9:12 AM on November 4, 2003

the fact that a man would care enough to help out with the housework without complaining is a HUGE turn on.

Really, a HUGE turn on? I've done the lion's share of housework all my adult life, across many relationships, and I haven't noticed excessive swooning, Alison. Maybe I'm not scrubbing hard enough... or too hard? ;^)
posted by squirrel at 6:15 PM on November 9, 2003

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