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Old 08-19-2018, 12:47 PM
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'Dirndl' for the sound.

'Poplin' reminds me of Mary Poppins, which goes neither in its favour or against it, except that as a sound it's closer to something I'm more familiar with, and I like 'dirndl' in part for the unfamiliarity of it.

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Old 08-19-2018, 12:59 PM
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"Dirndl" is back in the lead!
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:48 PM
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Aaron - you should have seen the one I didn't post. It was Trumpian in its ignorance and arrogance. But, if I must, I'll go with dinlin. Or maybe popdl. llinddinprop?
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:03 PM
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I'm voting for poplin as homey and humble. Dirndl may be homey for a small portion of humankind, but it's foreign at first blush--costume-y and affected.

My two cents, and worth about that much.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:17 PM
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Maryann: "Dirndl may be homey for a small portion of humankind..."
Well, this argument might equally be applied to the term poplin. It depends on which small portion of humankind we're referring to. :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poplin

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Old 08-19-2018, 05:04 PM
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Which word do you prefer, Aaron, "thicket" or "blimp"?
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:58 PM
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Allen, I prefer the word "jumbo" to both.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:08 PM
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I don't like any of these words. They're like "nuance." What kind of word is that? You don't know where you stand with a word like that. "Gesture"--that's a good word. Or "muslin."
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:52 PM
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Dirndl pretty much strikes out if one wants to place it in the rhyming position, whereas

The late Janis Joplin
Wore dresses of poplin.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:57 PM
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I won't wear Dirndll
but Bob and Vern will

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