Did you ever wonder where the term throw rug came from? silly topic I know.

@Hatley (134692)
Garden Grove, California
August 28, 2009 11:08pm CST
As we mylotters were accused yesterday by one discusser of making'stupid topics and stupid discussions I thought okay if they' think that then let them laugh over this one. I clomped into my bathroom to get a drink of water and had a battle with a throw rug. I slide around and did a fandango'and finally I won out and the throw rug lost. So i have decided in this heat' that throw rug was named that as it has the unfortunate tendency'to slide and slip under one's feet and tries its best to throw'you to the floor. Hence throw rug.
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@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Hello my friend Well I needed a laugh before going to bed, glad you won, sounds good to me, throw rug ,
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Aug 09
hi kitty well I got to thinking if one mylotter thought a lot' of our topics silly then give that person something to laugh'at or whatever they want to do.
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@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Hello my friend Nothing wrong with a good laugh here and there, with so many discussions floating around mylot, if you find a post uninteresting move on to the next no sense criticizing a posters thoughts right? what may be be silly to some means something to others
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Sep 09
hi kitty I need a laugh today I am sitting here wanting to'mylot and so sleepy wow. hard to keep myself focussed, thought I slept well last night but could be watching my roomie snoring away ina nap that is making me yawn. he he.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
29 Aug 09
No I never wondered but I would imagine its because you just throw it down on the floor and it just kinda lays there.
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
hi cherryd wellif the thing would have just lain'there like a good little throw rug I would not have' mindedd but it slid and I slipped and slid so 'now it lies ina forlorn heap.my absent roommate'can do what she will with it when she gets back.
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@bunnybon7 (27750)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Sep 09
hhhmmm! makes you wonder why it isnt called a "lay rug"? or a "slip rug"
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Sep 09
hi bunnybon yes I think a slip rug would be most 'appropriate. good thinking .
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Dang! No picture...lol. I think your reason for the name is right on! Makes one wonder if any dance steps were ever invented by people slippin' and slidin', huh? I would imagine that they keep more than a few chiropractors in business too.
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
hi catdla1 oh i never thought of that right could be'a chiropractor invented the darned things, how about'that 'or maybe even an orthopedic suregeon too.
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Sep 09
yed indeed with all the money they made could have quite a vacation. lol
@AmbiePam (42694)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I have a theory! Back in the days where women's rights were really restricted, women had to be careful that their crimes were not noticeable, that they left no evidence. Since murder was not an option, nor bludgeoning the male, they took a rug and not only threw it at the male, but used it to beat the heck out of him. And it left no marks. Once finished, that rug could be thrown right back down. But re-used if needed.
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
ambie pam I love your theory too thats just great hee ha and a'few chuckles too.
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29 Aug 09
Hi Hatley, oh hun, I can just picture, slip sliding in the bathroom, I would take off permenatly, throw rug out for good instead of the rug throwing you, hugs. Tamara
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Aug 09
hi tamara you know I have left the thing in a heap inthe'corner.It'belongs unfortuneatley to my room mate'who is in the hospital at present. The rug and I have had too many'battles and I dont want to fall and break my bionic shoulder. they might have'to'do more surgery on it if I fell and that would be no fun.
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@842484 (103)
• United States
29 Aug 09
No, but since you mentioned it. : ) Maybe it's called a throw rug because it looks good no matter where you toss it on the floor.
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Aug 09
hi 842484 good one I will keepthat in mind.just so it'doesnt toss me around again.he he.
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@bunnybon7 (27750)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Sep 09
i love that. i dont care what anyone says i think its great to have people so much fun like you that puts topics like this to make everyone happy. i try and figure out why anyone would want this to be a boring site instead of just the way you talk with friends. even mylot should appreciate fun topics. sometimes i wonder why they dont seem to. as it gets more people to enjoy being here at all.
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Sep 09
hi bunny bon oh yes i know this isnt a bit serious but' at times we all need a few laughs. so there.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 Sep 09
It does make one wonder, doesn't it? lol I figured it was because we throw it on the floor, hence throw rug. lol But your idea is a better one for it does carry some weight, throwing us onto the floor! lol
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Sep 09
hi catsanddogs my roomie went me one better, I guess.she' had a messy accident and now said rug is in one smelly'heap. 'even the care taker would not pick it up for the wash. yuck.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Hey Hatley! I like this topic! I think that you are probably right! The sure are a pain in the azz! I think it probably got it's name because people would just throw them down on the floor and kind of let them land wherever they did! And they definitely always seem to want to get you down on the floor to! They are so annoying! Always getting caught up in your feet trying to trip you! I can't tell you how many times I have had a fight with one and lost!
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
hi opal they are a nusisance and this one is supposed to be safe as it has a rubber backing on it but it'has been' washed much too many times and the reubber does not do'a' thing to stop you from slipping and sliding.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Sounds like the perfect definition to me
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
I think so too ,it threw me but I was like the weebles they wobble but they dont fall down. I'managed' not to fall. then I threw the throw rug into the corner.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
29 Aug 09
A throw rug you can just throw anywhere I guess although your explanation does make a lot of sense Hatley and I am pleased that you won. We want to stay on top (pardon the pun) of these so called throw rugs because they show no mercy; it’s us against them and we must not let them take over the world! One for Hatley zero for the throw rug.
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
hi paula we have to show them no mercy, its either' them or us and mustnt let them throw us.' I would toss the thing out but it isnt mine,irts'my roomate's and shes in the hospital. wah wah.
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@thea09 (18279)
• Greece
29 Aug 09
Hi Hatley, well we don't have carpets over here but we do have rugs, we do however have a word for carpets but not a specific word for rugs, and certainly not throw rugs. We call them carpets. Now the custom here is to throw the rug over the balcony, hopefully retaining hold of one end, and shake it vigourously before leaving it to bask in the heat.
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@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
hi hatley just made me remember a throw rug and me'on the balcony of our old apartment. I was shaking the thing like crazy as it had gotten very dusty when I heard a male voice and a lot of sneezing and oh my it was the 'managers husband who was ringing someones door bell. Ihad to apologize really quick.
@jerzgirl (7344)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
29 Aug 09
You know - I tried to find the origins of this word, but all I found was that the phrase began during the twenties and is synonymous with "scatter rug", which began during the thirties. Yet, throw rug has outlasted scatter rug - I've never heard the second term. But, others theorize as do I that the reason it is a throw rug is because it can be thrown anywhere a rug is needed rather than tacked down like carpeting. A scatter rug is the same, but probably fell out of use because it was easier to say the other one. Plus, as you and others have noticed, the throw rugs do have a tendency to throw those who have thrown them! LOL
@Hatley (134692)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 09
hi jerzgirl I dimly remember hearing of scatter rugs'and wondered if it was because they have a tendency to scatter once people' walk across the things. I know they are used to decorate'but why not have a non slip backing on them.