History Main / WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet

10th Jun '16 2:46:32 PM margdean56
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* One bank commercial on the radio used a hypothetical mom-and-pop aglet factory - and in turn heavy use of this trope - to explain how said bank wasn't too big for ANY small business!... Yeah, the housing market crash was making everyone pretty desperate (not that it was a bad ad in the end).

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* One bank commercial on the radio used a hypothetical mom-and-pop aglet factory - -- and in turn heavy use of this trope - -- to explain how said bank wasn't too big for ANY small business!... Yeah, the housing market crash was making everyone pretty desperate (not that it was a bad ad in the end).



* In Don DeLillo's novel "Underworld", Father Paulus teaches young Shay to name all the parts of a shoe.

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* In Don DeLillo's [=DeLillo=]'s novel "Underworld", Father Paulus teaches young Shay to name all the parts of a shoe.
27th Apr '16 9:48:30 AM ederlathh
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-->"The aglest," I said.

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-->"The aglest," aglet," I said.
27th Apr '16 9:47:23 AM ederlathh
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* In Don DeLillo's novel "Underworld", Father Paulus teaches young Shay to name all the parts of a shoe.
-->"Yes. And the metal sheath at each end of the lace." He flicked the thing with his middle finger.
-->"This I don't know in a million years."
-->"The aglet."
-->"Not in a million years."
-->"The tag or aglet."
-->"The aglest," I said.
25th Nov '15 3:44:19 PM bitemytail
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* Merriam Webster has a top ten list for "Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names". [[http://www.merriam-webster.com/top-ten-lists/top-10-words-you-didnt-know/aglet.html Yep.]]
6th Nov '15 4:31:21 PM nombretomado
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** This being TheQuestion, [[ConspiracyTheorist he might have been serious]].

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** This being TheQuestion, ComicBook/TheQuestion, [[ConspiracyTheorist he might have been serious]].
5th Sep '15 12:13:08 PM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', this comes up in Puss' increasingly bad answers to the Sphinx's riddles.
-->'''Sphinx''': "I am always hungry and must be fed, the finger I touch will soon turn red", what am I?
-->'''Puss''': That... that little thing on the end of a shoelace! (gestures to his boots) The thing!!
-->'''Sphinx''': An aglet?
-->'''Puss''': Yes.
-->'''Sphinx''': No, it's fire.
25th Jun '15 4:58:17 AM Mettan
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* An Aglet is one of the available equippable items in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'', providing a small speed boost when equipped.

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* An Aglet is one of the available equippable items accessories in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'', providing a small speed boost when equipped.equipped. It's also an ingredient in crafting one of the best speed-boosting accessories in the game.
7th Mar '15 4:43:39 PM jormis29
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* In the ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Stand-Up & Win" (a game show hosted by Creator/JerrySeinfeld where all the contestants are stand-up comedians competing in who can give the [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiest answers]] to quiz questions), the grand prize of the night is revealed to be aglets:

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\n* In the ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Stand-Up & Win" (a game show hosted by Creator/JerrySeinfeld where all the contestants are stand-up comedians competing in who can give the [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiest answers]] to quiz questions), the grand prize of the night is revealed to be aglets:



* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', at the end of the episode "Repairs" most of Coulson's team is shown playing [[{{TabletopGame/SCRABBLE}} UpWords]]. Simmons makes the word "aglet", which leads to an argument about whether it's a real word, settled when Skye looks it up online.

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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', at the end of the episode "Repairs" "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E9Repairs Repairs]]" most of Coulson's team is shown playing [[{{TabletopGame/SCRABBLE}} UpWords]]. Simmons makes the word "aglet", which leads to an argument about whether it's a real word, settled when Skye looks it up online.
-->'''Ward''': That isn't a word in our language. I've never heard of it.\\
'''Skye''': I'm checking.\\
'''Simmons''': Our language ? You mean the English language, first spoken in England?\\
'''Skye''': "Aglet ... a plastic or metal tube covering the end of a shoelace."\\
'''Coulson''': Oh, come on.\\
'''Ward''': She used her Britishness against us.\\
'''Simmons''': It's a word.




* [[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max]] use them as one of Sammunmak's myriad "most despised/cherished items" in ''They Stole Max's Brain!''

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\n* [[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max]] Max use them as one of Sammunmak's myriad "most despised/cherished items" in ''They "They Stole Max's Brain!''Brain!" episode of ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxTheDevilsPlayhouse''.



















* The subject of one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. Of course, since the titular boys do everything UpToEleven, they even went so far as to hold an awareness concert (with an EarWorm song) just for people to remember its real name.

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\n* The subject of one the "[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbTipOfTheDay Tip Of The Day]]" episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. Of course, since the titular boys do everything UpToEleven, they even went so far as to hold an awareness concert (with an EarWorm song) just for people to remember its real name.



* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', The Brain attempts to use a television broadcast as a means of mass MindControl; he chooses a particularly slow television night on which to enact this scheme, secure in the knowledge that people will watch his program (since the only other things on TV are a ''Series/HomeboysInOuterSpace'' rerun, an arena football game, and a boring documentary about shoelaces). After much suffering, he manages in the nick of time to broadcast his mind-control signal... only to have Pinky remark that he just learned what "aglets" are, meaning that Pinky (and by implication, the rest of the viewing public) was watching the documentary about shoelaces.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'', the eponymous character and his friends and family are being held against the wall by magic. "Dave, do something!" "I am... I'm trying to remember what the thing on the end of a shoelace is called, an argle?" When they are let go, but still against the wall, he suddenly remembers something. "That the the on the end of a shoelace is called an aglet?" "No, that [[GravityIsAHarshMistress gravity makes things fall]]."

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* On an In the "The Pinky And The Brain Reunion Special" episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', The Brain attempts to use a television broadcast as a means of mass MindControl; he chooses a particularly slow television night on which to enact this scheme, secure in the knowledge that people will watch his program (since the only other things on TV are a ''Series/HomeboysInOuterSpace'' rerun, an arena football game, and a boring documentary about shoelaces). After much suffering, he manages in the nick of time to broadcast his mind-control signal... only to have Pinky remark that he just learned what "aglets" are, meaning that Pinky (and by implication, the rest of the viewing public) was watching the documentary about shoelaces.
* In the "Shake, Rattle and Roll Over" episode of ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'', the eponymous character and his friends and family are being held against the wall by magic. "Dave, do something!" "I am... I'm trying to remember what the thing on the end of a shoelace is called, an argle?" When they are let go, but still against the wall, he suddenly remembers something. "That the the on the end of a shoelace is called an aglet?" "No, that [[GravityIsAHarshMistress gravity makes things fall]]."



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", after Bart and Lisa get lost in the outskirts of Capital City, Marge manages to find a clue: an aglet from one of Bart's shoelaces. Homer visibly dismisses this, to which Marge replies "A mother knows!"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Bart "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E3BartVsLisaVsTheThirdGrade Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade", Grade]]", after Bart and Lisa get lost in the outskirts of Capital City, Marge manages to find a clue: an aglet from one of Bart's shoelaces. Homer visibly dismisses this, to which Marge replies "A mother knows!"
knows!"
12th May '14 1:25:32 AM Omeganian
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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', at the end of the episode "Repairs" most of Coulson's team is shown playing UpWords. Simmons makes the word "aglet", which leads to an argument about whether it's a real word, settled when Skye looks it up online.

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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', at the end of the episode "Repairs" most of Coulson's team is shown playing UpWords.[[{{TabletopGame/SCRABBLE}} UpWords]]. Simmons makes the word "aglet", which leads to an argument about whether it's a real word, settled when Skye looks it up online.
4th Apr '14 4:16:50 PM Potato_dude42
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* In the ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch "Stand-Up & Win" (a game show hosted by Creator/JerrySeinfeld where all the contestants are stand-up comedians competing in who can give the [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiest answers]] to quiz questions), the grand prize of the night is revealed to be aglets:
--> '''Announcer:''' Get a year's supply of those ''things'' that are at the end of your shoelaces! What ''are'' those things? They don't have a ''name''!
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