Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/21

Slaves of the Needle:" The Seamstress in the 1840s

Visual Description:  Seamstresses.

ROGOF  =  FORGO,  UPYSO  =  SOUPY,  SLOENS  =  LESSON,  ATTETL  =  TATTLE   —   Giving us:  ORSPLESTLE

Clue/Question:  Their new line of blouses had become very popular and were  – – –

Seamstress: What Is It? and How to Become One?

Answer:  TOP SELLERS

(Gee.  I wonder how long before they cancel the word “seamstress”?!?!  It could go the way of “actress”, as now there is a huge push to refer to all performers/emoters as ACTORS.  Will they go with “seamsters”??  Hmm.  Might be confused with teamsters.  SeamsX???  Maybe they’ll scrap the word entirely, and go with the much fancier couturière.  Although that is feminine also.  All the romance languages are pretty gender specific, but you don’t really hear the call for gender neutrality from the French, Italian, or Spanish.  Is it an overall English mania, or is it specific to the United States?  Do the Canucks and Limeys get their knickers in a twist over this stuff?  I’d like to think that they’re having a nice little chuckle at our expense.  It seems to me that my liberal brethren have become exceeding dogmatic these days.  That does not suit my mindset.  I guess they’ll just have to call me a cafeteria liberal!

We’ve seen all of today’s clue words before.  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, but we’ve seen “rogof” without question, via earlier Jumbles.  None of them gave me any trouble this morning.  The answer letter layout was a tidy ten letter jumble.  By itself not obvious.  The final answer slots were the big clue for me.

Fine cartoon.  I like the sewing machines in the background.  Why do women’s clothing button the opposite way of men’s?  Now THAT seams a little pointless to me!  If THAT were to go away you wouldn’t hear a peep outta me.  As long as they all button the way I’m used to!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/24/21”


  1. 1 Colltales July 24, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Not pointless at all. I’m obsessed with that sort of thing.
    Thus I’d offer, it must be somehow within the confines of 42.
    For if that’s the sum of everything, then it’s in there.

  2. 2 unclerave July 25, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Que??? — YUR

  3. 3 lwc July 25, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Unc asked: Why do women’s clothing button the opposite way of men’s?

    The custom is a vestige from the ye ole days of chivalry when men wore their sword scabbard on their left hip and drew their sword with the right hand. If they needed to button or unbutton their coat during a fight, they had to use their left hand.

    Next time you put on, or take off, a dress shirt, suit coat, winter coat, etc, notice how more handy it is by using your left hand. Next time you see a military man in uniform, it’s the same.

    I’m just now realizing I’ve not paid attention to the buttons on female uniforms.

    Male Marines in dress blue:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/758012181013849393/

    Female Marines in dress blue:
    http://www.hqmc.marines.mil/Agencies/Marine-Corps-Uniform-Board/Appendix-C/

  4. 4 unclerave July 26, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    I like the history lesson/explanation for why men’s clothes, lwc. But, yeah. The women’s opposite buttoning is still in question. — YUR

  5. 5 LindaLee July 26, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    I think it is all pretty ridiculous.

  6. 6 lwc July 26, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Unc wrote: “The women’s opposite buttoning is still in question.”

    That difference is a quandary I’ve not yet resolved, but I’m confident that some sartorial scholar will weigh-in and answer the the hard questions for us.

    I doubt the difference has anything specific to do with the military, but more to do with women’s fashion.

  7. 7 unclerave July 27, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Yay! So does my wife! — YUR


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