#EngTalk: The Launderette Fun Facts

So.. let’s discuss something fun today :) Does anyone know the Mr Bean episode when he went to the launderette (doing laundry)?

If you haven’t you can watch it here:

@MHErSYA: yesss I know that part”

@9typo: He drunk a cup o detergent”

@berurinberurin: yes I know exactly that part.. :)”

@sehunajongin: yes i know xD”

Glad some of you know that Mr. Bean episode XD He actually drank a softener (pelembut). Ya, that part, jangan ditiru!

In Indonesia we know that laundry is a place where we can bring our clothes to be washed by someone. While somewhere like the UK, a launderette is still commonly used and we do the laundry by ourselves. Just like what Mr. Bean is doing in this episode.

Launderette is “an establishment with coin-operated washing machines and dryers for public use”

(Those who are going to study in the UK & going to live in a campus accommodation, you better be ready to go to the launderette :D)

Fun fact: Since I am in the UK and I do use the launderette to wash my clothes – sometimes I would explain to Indonesian friends that I do laundry like Mr. Bean :D

But there are more fun facts were found by doing laundry and here we can discuss more about it if you wish :)

  1. First up I would call “the sock(s) chronicles”

There are times when we finish our laundry we can’t find our sock’s pair

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As socks are smaller than any of the other clothing, there might be a chance that it was left out, slipped or fell when moved from the washing machine to the dryer.

So here are some jokes that I found about it

To those who are single (and there are lots of these)

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“Seeking soul mates”

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“Clean. Single. Looking for a mate.”

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  1. Somehow… there are jokes related to “wrinkles” or “wrinkly”

In launderettes you would find irons and ironing boards. So this one: iron vs wrinkle

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Dryer functions to dry our wet clothes straight away. So here is dryer vs wrinkle..and weight?

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  1. Since we do our own laundry, there are times (or most of the times) we got lazy, so this would be our schedule XD

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So what you do you guys think?

Did you not like it? Hehe “@Diah_didii: –__–“EnglishTips4U: 1. “Clean. Single. Looking for a mate”

That’s it for today fellas! Hope you had fun in this #EngTalk and have new jokes to share :)

And guess what I found in my launderette today..

Photo on 21-02-2015 at 09.27

Photo on 21-02-2015 at 09.29

They should spell “iron” better next time :) … G’nite!

 

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on February 21, 2015

 

Source of pictures:

http://mashable.com/2013/10/10/socks-comic/

http://www.kappit.com/tag/laundry-puns/

http://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2012/10/pinterest-daily-pin-diy-kitchen-cabinet/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/173163035/clean-single-laundry-room-wall-art?ref=shop_home_active

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