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The Plastic End of a Shoelace is Called an Aglet

By Chad Upton | Editor

Originally and occasionally still, Aglets are made from metal, often copper or brass.

The word Aglet (or Aiglet) comes from an old french word, aguillette and it’s root word is aguille, which means needle. This makes sense since aglets make it easy to thread laces through eyelets in garments and shoes.

Metal aglets can still be found on garments, although usually as decorative accents rather than functional fasteners. Some of these decorative aglets are made from stone or glass and even shaped like small figurines. These go back to at least the fifteenth century, even Shakespeare references an “aglet baby” in The Taming of the Shrew.

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Sources: wikipedia (aglet), dictionary.com

October 3, 2011 at 2:00 am 7 comments


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