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What goes into deciding a name (Question from my little brother)?

Asked by CrazyRedHead (925points) June 14th, 2009

So they call them anklets and bracelets, but why don’t they call it a neclet??

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whatthefluther's avatar

Then shouldn’t a bracelet be a wristlet or armlet?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

From now on, let’s just call them all limblets.

Jack79's avatar

there is “amulet” if you want to go with “lets” (which started off as ”-lettes” btw). I suppose the one around the neck is called a “necklace” for the simple reason that it started off as a lace with perhaps a seashell on it. It was much later that people could afford golden chains and so on. btw “brace” just means “arm” so anything you put on your arm is already a “bracelet”. We could of course have “leglets” or “hiplets” by that logic.

Likeradar's avatar

Or a finger-let instead of a ring.

juwhite1's avatar

I’ve always wondered if goose becomes geese, why doesn’t moose become meese?

juwhite1's avatar

I just call them meese, anyway.

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Kayak8's avatar

So is a toupe a coverlet?

Jack79's avatar

no, it’s a headlet, except if you’re talking about a policeman’s helmet, which would be a piglet (j/k but you saw that coming, didn’t you?)

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