Comment Of The Day: Let's Celebrate 11/11/11 With The Ghost Of Louis XV

Illustration for article titled Comment Of The Day: Let's Celebrate 11/11/11 With The Ghost Of Louis XV

Today was a special day for corduroy enthusiasts, since the numbers of the date resemble the lines of the fabric. But did you know that corduroy has rawther illustrious origins? AndPreciousLittleofThat informs us:

True Fact:

The English word "corduroy" comes from the French "coeur du roi," meaning "heart of the king." When the fabric was invented in 1762, King Louis XV was so taken with it that he immediately ordered up a suit made entirely from light blue corduroy, with a matching saddle for his horse.

Docents at Versailles say that on clear, moonless nights, you can still hear the eerie swish-swish sound echoing through the Hall of Mirrors as the ghost of Louis makes the rounds. It's said that on the eve of World War I, the ghost appeared in front of two security guards and began wildly gesticulating to the east, as if trying to signal impending doom. Unfortunately the accompanying sounds were so similar to distant cat farts that the security guards were left in tears on the ground, doubled up with laughter.


Congrats! Special mention to miss_pia_z, who offers this delicious nugget of gossip:

I hear corduroy pillows are really making headlines.

Very punny.

Submit nominations to the Comment of the Day tag page. Click on the comment's time stamp, and post the comment's URL to the forum along with the tag #cotd. (Replying to a comment with "#cotd" does not work.)

Use #trollpatrol to report comments that you feel the editors/mods should be aware of. Try not to respond to/approve/promote trollish comments in the threads — instead, just post the comment on the #trollpatrol page, the same way you'd post a comment on #groupthink or on the #cotd page, and the editors/mods will take care of it.

For meetups, use the meetup tag page!



Congratulations, AndPreciousLittleofThat and Miss_Pia_Z!