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How to use a pocket handkerchief

Posted by Mike Catalini at 5:56 PM | | Comments (5)


Hard to make out the words....

Though I don't have sound on my work computer, I'm happy to report that it's just as entertaining without it. :-D

Wow, John.
Who knew the Sun had such a budget?

This was enchanting. :o) I loved the music in the background, too, but it was a trifle loud.

Bravo, sir, bravo.

There is an equally wonderful and droll folding tutorial in an Are You Being Served with your part taken by Captain Peacock. The drawing out of the handkerchief is referred to as fluting.

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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