Life-cycle of paper clips (was: Re: Conference-DVDs arrived)

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Sun Feb 28 23:33:18 EST 2010

>On Feb 27, 2010, at 4:15 AM, Kay C Lan wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 4:12 PM, J. Landman Gay> wrote:
>>> But I still couldn't see where socks go after you put
>>> them in the dryer. I'll keep looking.
>> Oh, that's easy, they migrate to boys boarding schools. Every time my
>> boys come back home they have innumerable single socks that they've
>> never owned before. I believe I'm fairly successful in returning them
>> to their rightful owners because most of them disappear after I've
>> washed and dried them several time;-)...
> and while we're at it, what about paper clips? I'm always buying
>  more boxes of them -- where do they all go? My suspicion is that they
>  make their way somehow into closets and metamorphose in the dark into
>  wire coat hangers.... Jacque, have they confirmed this in 2020?
     I believe the definitive paper on the reproductive and migratory 
habits of paper clips was OR ALL THE SEAS WITH OYSTERS (A. Davidson, 

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