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To Handkerchief or not?

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milkandribena Thu 27-Sep-12 19:55:31

What is the view on Hankies?

I have always used handkerchiefs. (both my parents do as well)

A colleague today said how unhygienic and horrible they are.

It got me thinking - what is the view of the handkerchief?

chaosisawayoflife Thu 27-Sep-12 19:59:40

I think they're grim, but my brother always uses them, and I think my parents used to. I use tissues.

Dollydowser Thu 27-Sep-12 20:05:37

Yuk. My mum has a special saucepan she uses for boiling up my dad's hankies. Like chaos said, grim.

Zwitterion Thu 27-Sep-12 20:42:31

My dad uses them. I don't think they're really that unhygienic, as long as they're changed often.

I think they're rather elegant, and definitely more eco than paper tissues.

dexter73 Thu 27-Sep-12 20:44:21

My dh uses them but I would hate to carry round something snotty so I use tissues.

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