My dad use to tell me that he could bleach my socks with the stripes and the stripes wouldnt fade because they were colorfast…Why dont they make all clothes out of this? I can’t tell you how upsetting it is to do laundry in a dark shirt and spill a little bleach on it and end up with another goof around the house shirt…

I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.

I dont get it, first your wearin’ a bra, now a shirt, how can you be ‘buck naked’? I think your dad was pullin’ your leg, and not just to get your sock off. Try pourin’ some straight bleach on your sock stripe and see what happens.

Sure, you can wash a colorfast sock in water containing bleach. But if you pour undiluted bleach directly on the sock, you’re S.O.L. Colorfast just means that the color is resistant to mild bleaching, not completely impervious to bleach.

And why do irons have a “permanent press” setting?

Irons have a permanent press setting because the permanent press labels on clothing are only true for short durations of “permanent”. Eventually, you’re going to need to iron them.

“Short Durations of Permanent.” No doubt brought to you by the same people who brought you “2+2=5 for large values of 2”.

Irons have a permanent press setting because if you sew, you have to press the fabric at various times during construction. And if you use too hot a setting, you don’t have fabric anymore you have a plastic modern art sculpture :smiley: