Monday, June 27, 2011

Dear eBay sellers:

If the item you're selling has small, shiny discs on it, they are called "sequins". They are not, however, called "sequence".

From merriam-webster.com:

se·quin
noun \ˈsē-kwən\

Definition of SEQUIN
1: an old gold coin of Italy and Turkey
2: a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing

vs.

se·quence
noun \ˈsē-kwən(t)s, -ˌkwen(t)s\

Definition of SEQUENCE
1: a hymn in irregular meter between the gradual and Gospel in masses for special occasions (as Easter)
2: a continuous or connected series
[redacted because the definitions took up too darned much space]


NOT THE SAME

The raspberry beret is covered in sequins.
This game is called Sequence.



To make a long story short, sequins ≠ sequence. That is all.

1 comment:

mike draper said...

Keep these ideas coming. Christmas is almost here and I need lots of help in finding things for my wife since we've been married for 45 years and I'm out of ideas.
Mike

PS Please stop over at my blog and say hi.