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aruna
06-07-2007, 12:28 PM
... or purse, as you say in America.

Here's the new German edition of my first book:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/arunadasi/handbagbook.jpg

At first, I thought the image was just squashed flat. But no! That's the way it is SUPPOSED to be! Notice the little oblong brass clasp at the top! It's a HANDBAG! You can carry it as a clutch purse; but the inside flaps have holes in them for your fingers, and fold out so that you can grip the book as you would a handbag, and carry it with you on your next date! Just how cool is that!

And guess what! The same people are developig a technique to turn flopped books into shoes, earrings, hats, and all kinds of accessories!

aruna
06-07-2007, 01:35 PM
Oops. In the title it should be flops, not flps. Could just as well be flaps, however. If your book flaps, they'll reissue it as a bird....

Puma
06-07-2007, 02:12 PM
I'm blown away, Aruna. That is really different. Puma

Haggis
06-07-2007, 02:48 PM
I suppose my unsold short stories could be made into coin purses. :Shrug:

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-07-2007, 03:23 PM
I suppose my unsold short stories could be made into coin purses. :Shrug:

Or toilet paper. :poke:

Haggis
06-07-2007, 03:30 PM
Or toilet paper. :poke:

Talk about rejection...

Sassee
06-07-2007, 06:57 PM
A little hijacking here..

I think there is a difference between a handbag and a purse, but I can't remember what it is.

I know just from going through the purse aisle in the store that some have straps and some don't. It's my impression that the strapless bags are called handbags and the ones with straps are called purses.

Although I just tried to google it and apparently there might also be a size difference between a purse and a handbag.

Too complicated for me... I just get one that's big enough to hold all my stuff and use it, regardless of what it's called.

Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled programming!

MidnightMuse
06-07-2007, 07:00 PM
I suppose my unsold short stories could be made into coin purses. :Shrug:

Shouldn't shorts be resurrected as . . . shorts?

:D

aruna
06-07-2007, 07:20 PM
It's my impression that the strapless bags are called handbags and the ones with straps are called purses.



Funny - because I would have used them the other way around! In the UK, a purse is always the little thing you keep your money in - a wallet for women.

Sassee
06-07-2007, 07:55 PM
See! There you go. English is "fun" like that in the first place, and then you add different cultures and BOOM! confusion abounds...

DamaNegra
06-07-2007, 07:58 PM
Oooooh, a readable handbag!

rosebud1981
06-07-2007, 08:13 PM
Funny - because I would have used them the other way around! In the UK, a purse is always the little thing you keep your money in - a wallet for women.

Yeah, in British and Irish English a purse is a woman's wallet, while a handbag would hang from the shoulder.
But as a guy what do I know about these things? ;)

janetbellinger
06-07-2007, 08:14 PM
Cool. May as well get some return for all that hard work


... or purse, as you say in America.

Here's the new German edition of my first book:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h266/arunadasi/handbagbook.jpg

At first, I thought the image was just squashed flat. But no! That's the way it is SUPPOSED to be! Notice the little oblong brass clasp at the top! It's a HANDBAG! You can carry it as a clutch purse; but the inside flaps have holes in them for your fingers, and fold out so that you can grip the book as you would a handbag, and carry it with you on your next date! Just how cool is that!

And guess what! The same people are developig a technique to turn flopped books into shoes, earrings, hats, and all kinds of accessories!

aruna
06-07-2007, 08:49 PM
Cool. May as well get some return for all that hard work

However, I do think they should have added straps to it. I don't like carrying my handbag in my hand!;)

Jack Nog
06-07-2007, 09:00 PM
I think I'd like a pair of loafers...

MajorDrums
06-08-2007, 12:23 AM
Purse. Words. Want. :D

That's really cool, aruna.

Namatu
06-08-2007, 03:56 AM
Especially for those of us who like to carry books in our handbags!

Pagey's_Girl
06-08-2007, 05:09 PM
That's pretty cool. heck, I carry so many books in my handbag that it makes sense.

A little OT, but I have on occasion seen someone on eBay who makes handbags out of album covers. Not sure if she's transferring the graphics to cloth and then doing it or actually using the album cover.