Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Trouser bugles.

I wonder if there will ever come a time when I am so blase about staying in hotels that I am no longer delighted by: i) the existence of the trouserpress; ii) the first and last panels in the series of pictures illustrating the use of the trouserpress:


...or iii) the fact that the German for trouserpress is apparently 'Hosenbügler'?

I think not.


Lou Archer said...

Nice that the bulky trouser press seems to fold down to fit in your briefcase..... for use about town maybe.

Anonymous said...

The day I stop being excited by seeing a trouser press in a hotel will be a very sad day indeed... R

Claire said...

For me it's the ability to hear the telly from the shower

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Piques said...

It's the mini kettle that gets me.

I have considered buying a mini kettle of my own, but I'm afraid that will take the shine off of hotel stays for me. Some luxuries need to remain luxurious.

Unknown said...

Hmmm, I read that title as £Trouser Bulges"...Twice...Do I need help?

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simon kane said...

As an additional service I notice form the illustration they rotate your trouser ninety degrees clockwise. Very discreet.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for teaching me a new word of my mother tongue as English has taken over most of my brain in recent years ;-)

Ross Bennett said...

This does make me wonder what the word for "hamburger press" is.

Miss Pear said...

Diese ist warum Deutsch ist der beste Sprache in der Welt.

Ross, unfortunately the translation of "hamburger press" is just "Hamburger Presse" - personally, I think "Hambügler" would be better purely for the weak pun.

kodama said...

Oh, I haven't even been aware of such thing! But I am a poor student after all, sleeping at friend's places and not having any bugles on my trousers ;)

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you haven't seen Bill Bailey's second Kraftwerk tribute song, featuring Der Hosenbugler. It was on Tinselworm. In fact it is on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mdi69xNXAM&feature=player_detailpage#t=144s

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