A new word perhaps - an aglet

@JudyEv (293672)
Rockingham, Australia
November 23, 2022 8:59pm CST
I have a bit of a routine each morning. I get my cup of instant coffee (please don’t judge me on this), then fire up my computer. I open emails, myLot, New York Times wordle then quordle on two different sites. Mostly I’m able to solve the wordle/quordle but occasionally there will be a word that stumps me. This morning, I had all the letters and the last three were ‘LET’. ‘G’ and ‘A’ were the other letters but I had them in the wrong places. The only solution left was ‘aglet’. I had an idea I’d heard this word before, maybe from @Fleura, and sure enough, when I googled ‘aglet’, it came with a definition. An ‘aglet’ or ‘aiglet’ is the little plastic or metal end on the end of, typically, a shoelace. Other cords or drawstrings might also have an aglet which stops the fibres unravelling. Being firm, the aglet also makes it easier to feed the cord through eyelets, etc. So now you know. The photo is of the lawn and garden outside our unit at our house-sit. It’s a shame I didn’t think to shift the hose.
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@RubyHawk (77160)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Nov
I didn't know there was such a word.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
It was a new one for me too a while ago.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
@RubyHawk It's free to play. You have to guess the five-letter word. If you have a correct letter but in the wrong place, it shows up as orange. A correct letter in the right place shows as green. I have three words I try one after the other. They use 15 different letters. By then, I often have enough clues to guess the answer.
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@RubyHawk (77160)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Nov
@JudyEv The wordle /quordle sounds interesting.
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@rsa101 (36135)
• Philippines
24 Nov
It is a new word for me as I do not get to use it nor do I have the curiosity about what that small plastic at the end of a string is called. But now that I learned that from you I am grateful that I am able to know what they are called. Hopefully I won't forget it as it is something that we do not use very often.
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@rsa101 (36135)
• Philippines
24 Nov
@JudyEv But thanks for introducing that here as many will get aware of this word and maybe look for it here from time to time.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
I'd forgotten it and I don't think it will matter if you do too.
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@Juliaacv (72742)
• Canada
24 Nov
It is funny that I knew this answer as soon as I read the title. I used to play Trivia on Tuesdays when I was the Activity Director at the home for seniors back in the late 80's and early 90's. We played the game weekly, and I only had 2 boxes of cards, so the possibility of hearing the same question was rather likely, and this one came up twice, and I remembered it both times. It's a cute little word. There are also aglets on the ends of ties that are strung thru hoods.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
It is a cute word and now I've been reminded of it, perhaps I'll remember it in future.
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@DWDavis (20696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Nov
I learned the definition of aglet by watching an episode of Phineas and Ferb - the cartoon on Disney+. They wanted to celebrate this little-noticed but vitally important piece of equipment.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
You soon appreciate an aglet if it comes off and you have to thread laces without it.
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@wolfgirl569 (64937)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Nov
Looks great even with the hose. I remember hearing it before once you told us the definition.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
I'd forgotten that I'd done that. I had an idea that Fleur told us about it once but maybe it was me! lol
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@Fleura (23101)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
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@Beestring (8560)
• Hong Kong
24 Nov
Didn't know about this word. Now I know.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
I can't imagine that too many people know it. You don't come across it too often.
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@BarBaraPrz (39300)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Nov
Yup, I knew that (no, really). I know lots of words.
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@BarBaraPrz (39300)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Nov
@JudyEv Yes, doing crosswords is educational.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
My mother liked doing crosswords and always said that was a great way to learn new words. She left school at 14 but she had a good vocabulary.
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@allknowing (107725)
• India
24 Nov
My routine is more or less the same. I have yet to solve today's Wordle. I have the I and the T and will soon try and solve it.
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@allknowing (107725)
• India
25 Nov
@JudyEv For me it is cake walk (meaning it is easy)
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
@allknowing I never know what people might not understand. I probably come across as patronising sometimes.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
Mostly I'm able to solve it but occasionally it stumps me. (meaning it's too hard)
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@rebelann (102902)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Nov
I remember seeing that word before but I wouldn't have thought of it on my own. Their lawn is really beautiful.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
I'm hoping I might remember it from now on.
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@RebeccasFarm (77451)
• United States
25 Nov
I never knew it thanks Judy.
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• United States
26 Nov
@JudyEv Oh yes I would never have thought to refer to the ends of the laces as anything at all
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Nov
It's an unusual sort of word. At least it seems that way to me.
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@jstory07 (125613)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Nov
Very interesting but I already knew that word not sure from where.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
When I searched for 'aglet' on here, it's been in a few discussions over the years.
@LadyDuck (416426)
• Switzerland
24 Nov
I never heard aglet, but I know that galet is a "variation" of the world "gallet" and it exists in English (a chip or splinter of stone inserted into wet mortar).
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
That's interesting so I was l lucky to guess aglet rather than galet.
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@LadyDuck (416426)
• Switzerland
25 Nov
@JudyEv Sometimes we "invent" words and we discover later that those words exist.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
@LadyDuck They must sit in our subconscious for years then suddenly surface.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
24 Nov
Lovely photo. I think I've heard that word before.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
It's been written here I think some time back.
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@LouAvul (2246)
24 Nov
I did actually know that one.
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
It's not a particularly common word. Good for you!
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@Fleura (23101)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
Love the big potted plant in front of the bench, by the way!
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
There were pots and pots of succulents all over the place.
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@Fleura (23101)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
I don't know whether I've ever mentioned it on here, but you're right I have come across aiglet before! Funnily enough MyLot highlights it as a spelling mistake (but then it also underlines MyLot!)
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@JudyEv (293672)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
My computer underlines English spelling when it differs from American. I probably just need to change the settings.
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