Wednesday, December 17, 2008

ABC Wednesday-V


From Wikipedia:

VELCRO is a brand name of fabric hook-and-loop fasteners.

VELCRO consists of two layers: a "hook" side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" side, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops.

When the two sides of VELCRO are pressed together, the hooks catch in the loops and hold the pieces together.

When the VELCRO layers are separated, the strips make a characteristic "ripping" sound.

George de Mestral named his invention "VELCRO", which is a portmanteau of the two French words velours, meaning 'velvet', and crochet, or 'hook'.

The term VELCRO is a registered trademark in most countries.
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29 comments:

magiceye said...

sooo cute an expression!!!

JeanMac said...

I love your posts!

kenju said...

Love the bear bed! and velcro is a great invention.

kikamz said...

i always enjoy viewing your teddy bears! and thanks for the info on that amazing stuff called velcro - Very useful indeed!

mine is here: http://seasons.pinoyvibes.net/2008/12/17/v-is-for-vow/. hope you can visit too.

happy wednesday!

Deslilas said...

Thanks for the explanation velours/crochet.
I've learnt something today.

Aileni said...

As Sam Weller might sat - 'Vell, vell, vell...'

RuneE said...

The greatest invention since the zipper - (oi, that could be used as Z...)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Very valuable!

Rose said...

One of the greatest inventions ever, especially to mothers of small children! I was expecting Vincent or Victor Bear today:)

Mental P Mama said...

One of my favorites.

Moannie said...

I've run out of superlatives. Yours has to be the most imaginative blog in the whole of the Blogosphere.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Amazing the things one learns in the blog world. Thanks for a great post.

Kay Dennison said...

Thanks!!!!!!!!!! What a cute bed!!!

Suldog said...

Well, you learn something new most every day. I had no idea that "velcro" was a combination of French words. I had always assumed it was just thought up in some marketing meeting. Huh.

TSannie said...

I do believe that is one of the greatest inventions of all time!
Just a perfect V post!

Daryl said...

Seriously this is up there right alongside Super Glue ...

:-Daryl

photowannabe said...

What would we do without velcro. Its a great invention.
Perfect choice for the letter V.

Miss_Yves said...

A Very CleVer inVention!
And a loVely bed!

Baino said...

I just wish I'd invented Velcro, or Post It notes!

earthlingorgeous said...

thanks for the new knowledge! I love the bear bed!


Happy Holidays!

Earth

ChrissyM said...

Love that bear bed so cute. I love visiting your blog each week you have the most creative post each week.

Thank you from the ABC Team for sharing with us each week! Look forward to your post next week.

Chrissy

"White Chick!" said...

where would we be without it? thanks for sharing!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Velcro was a Very great inVention. I'm reaching, I know.

i beati said...

I have always always loved velcro . I think becasue it lends a neater look when joining 2 things..sk

krizcpec said...

Ah, how come I use it for age without knowing its creator and its name at all? Thanks for the lesson. ;)

antigoni said...

Excellent post!

Midlife Slices said...

I have a love/hate relationship with Velcro. Love it when it works....hate it when it sticks to every damn thing BUT what it's suppose to. :)

david mcmahon said...

I didn't know about the origin of the word. That's fascinating.

Jay said...

Ah ... Velcro! I've just been cursing the stuff!

My sling is fastened with velcro, but it gets stuck to my clothes, and picks up fluff and then it won't stick properly - but it's very strong velcro, so when I try to get the fluff out, or unpeel a bit which has stuck (often to the wrong place), it breaks my nails!

I guess on the whole we're still better off with it, though!