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Discussion in 'Other Reminiscences' started by Tex Dennis, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Tex Dennis

    Tex Dennis Well-Known Member
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    What do you call that small square bath implement that you use to clean your face when bathing? I am from the south and it will forever remain as a wash rag in my mind. Likewise, around my house it is a dish rag...not a dish cloth.
     
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    What about wash cloth or face cloth?
     
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    My relatives were all from the Ohio/West Virginia area, and we always called it wash rag too.
     
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    I don't use the "wash rag" on my face or my body anymore...I use the bath sponges on my body and wash my face with gentle cleansers and my fingers. But when I did use the cloth thing...it was and still is to me a wash rag. :)
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    Wash rag here all my life was all I ever heard, same for mother's dish rags, when we had worn out towels we cut them up for wash rags, worked just fine!
     
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    We had wash rags, dish rags, and a ragbag when I was a kid too!

    Now I have washcloths, dishcloths, and paper towels.

    Progress?
     
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    Way to fancy here

    Mother always said if you go to eat and they have cloth napkins be sure to look at prices before you order!
    My big NY Eve dinner will have paper towels on every table
     
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    May I borrow your oil cloth I need to check my truck oil!
     
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    We always called it a wash cloth or face cloth
     
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    Wash rag, dish rag. Roommate uses those things Babs uses.
    An other thing she has her wash cloths, I have my wash rags;
    hers kept in the bathroom, mine in the hallway cabinet. Hers
    are bigger, fluffed; mine a little, thin wash rag. Progress.
     
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    That's the difference between Southern sayings and Northern sayings and/or the difference in Generation sayings.
     
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    We've always called it a face cloth, ever since I was a child, but when buying them in the store they're called a face flannel!

    Like @Babs Hunt , I use the net type sponges for showering... but when I want to exfoliate my skin, particularly my face I use a hot face cloth!!
     
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    Wife and I also use the one pictured in this thread, but she also uses a wash cloth.
     
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    Dunno. The only real distinction given in our home are the ones I get scolded for if use them.
    Ya know, the one’s that hang there for however long and wait for someone else to use. I think they are called face towels and cloths but for for me they’re the “don’t touch cloths”.
    Now, that isn’t to say that I have never touched one because there are times when I’ll reach over to see if they really feel any different than the rags I’m used to using.
    Every time I do, I come up with the same verdict. Whilst they might be without blemish and match the shower curtains and toilet seat cover, they probably do the same job as the ones that I use and match somebody else’s toilet seat cover.
     
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