Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Ebay Funny

In browsing tatting shuttles on eBay I came across this description

THIS IS A NICE SEWING TOOL CALLED A TATTING SHUTTLE. THESE ARE USED TO ASSIST IN THE SEWING PROCESS BY HOLDING THREAD WHILE EMBROIDERING OR SIMILAR TASKS. SHUTTLE MEASURES 3" LONG.

This may in fact be true. People may use shuttles to hold thread while embroidering. I wouldn't know. But it amuses me, this being the main thing used to explain a shuttle. Perhaps we could explain a tatting shuttle better by saying that it is used for, oh, I don't know, .... tatting?

3 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Thanks for my morning chuckle! I read your post to my husband... he smiled, but it was because I was laughing, not because he saw the humor in the eBay description and your response. Some people just don't get it! (still chuckling)

Bri's Bits said...

lol the person selling it has no idea what it is, haha, that is cute and sad in a way. But to me I guess it is like my husband saying "and they confused the finpneifoma port with the fhuindfh port, can you believe that?! " (he is in computers) and I laugh only because he did like Diane said, I just wouldn't get it,lmao...

Lily said...

LoL

I wonder how many more like these there are out there...

Ah well, their loss... don't know what they're missing! :-)