Remember those semi-dirty clothes that too often tend to wind up on the floor, or tossed over a treadmill? Imagine my surprise in finding this query in the latest edition of The Atlantic:
Carolyn Haggis, of Oxford, England, writes, "I'm looking for a word for the items of clothing which sit perched on a chair in my bedroom, waiting to be reworn. They are not yet ready for the laundry bin (since I plan to rewear them), but they are no longer suitable for the wardrobe (which I reserve for clean clothes). I assume others keep their lightly worn clothes in a similar purgatory?"Some of the many answers include
If word play interests you, I'd recommend reading the whole set of comments.
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