Flannel

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Flannel is a cotton material of a peculiarly absorbent character, cut into small toweling squares, in which state it is used with abandon by diligent lawyers the world over to protect their livelihoods and cover a multitude of ills: A profound hatred of the language in which they ply their craft; a clear understanding of the economic fundamentals of the legal arrangements their verbiage is articulating.

Who, why, which or what —
Does flannelette flag?
Is it a towel? A kerchief? A hanky? Or rag?
Does it sit in your pocketbook, briefcase, satchel
Or bag?

Not to be confused with “verbiage”, flannel is calculated to make simple propositions seem complicated. For organisms of the genus causidicus mediocris, flannel has clear adaptive benefits in as much as it makes one think, “ho, look out, I’d better check this with legal

Flannel suggesting profound ontological uncertainty, fear etc.

Nominalisation

General flannel


Plain English Anatomy

Noun | Verb | Adjective | Adverb | Preposition | Conjunction | Latin | Germany | Flannel | Legal triplicate | Nominalisation | Murder your darlings
  1. This is suggestive of pan-dimensional uncertainty.