maybe everybody knew this but me

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
So, a recent "Legend Series" post led me to Crutchfield and a little quality time spent comparing (Crutchfield 'catalog'-style) various inexpensive -- and not-so-inexpensive -- small two-way loudspeakers.

Lookin' at the "Signature Series" Polks, I was struck by the term "Terylene". Now, I am not a polymer chemist, but I know a wee bit 'bout polymers -- and I didn't know what that was.

Turns out, it's polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) -- the stuff soda and bottled water bottles are made from. In fiber (fabric) form, it is better known as Dacron or, generically, polyester.

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I like days when I learn something I didn't know previously. :)

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,395
    FOR THE LOVE OF PETE!!!!!
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,505
    Mr. Hardy, step up your knowledge game my dude.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • verbverb Posts: 8,009
    Mark every day I visit CP I am edified by your wealth of knowledge! Terylene, hmm, I'll stick to PET! :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
    Perhaps -- if we ever get another pet we'll name it Terylene.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,522
    ^^^ That's okay. Hope you don't have a daughter or grand-daughter named Laurel Ann. ;)
  • verbverb Posts: 8,009
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Perhaps -- if we ever get another pet we'll name it Terylene.

    And of course your unique sense of humor! Love it! :)
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    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    ^^^ That's okay. Hope you don't have a daughter or grand-daughter named Laurel Ann. ;)

    When Mrs. H was preggers with our first child, we told people that, if it were a girl, we
    were considering Laurel Ann as her name. It (ahem, she) was a girl, but we didn't do that to her.

    Our second child's working moniker in utero was Gunnar Halvorson (for a boy); a manly name. As things turned out, he was a boy, but we made a runtime change in the name.

  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,015
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    we were considering Laurel Ann[d] as her name. It (ahem, she) was a girl, but we didn't do that to her.
    I see what you did there...or almost did.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator

    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
    whenever our kids got mad at me/us for something we did (or wouldn't do), I would say to them "write a book about us when you get older" B)

    amazingly, so far, they're not racking up big therapy bills :|

  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,624
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Perhaps -- if we ever get another pet we'll name it Terylene.

    I dated a girl and her name was Tylene and yes it was because and derived from Tylenol
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,814
    If you have another kid name em Monster Thickburger.
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