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What’s With this Date?

What’s all this buzz about today’s date?

Folks back in medieval times thought that 11, sandwiched between the divine numbers 10 and 12, was probably evil.

That’s where some filmmakers are taking it – creating a horror film with the date as its title and sure to scare your pants off.

But others want you to put the pants on – the corduroy pants that is. Seems that corduroy enthusiasts LOVE the date 11-11 and celebrate it annualy as the numerological representation of the waled fabric: 1 1 1 1. Get it? The lines of corduroy. While there are a couple big bashes going on in NY and Chicago to celebrate the triple-11 corduroy date, we can’t seem to find any indication that Southern Californians are inclined to pull out the old wide-wale pants and go out and party. But that’s So Cal for  you -men are still wearing flip flops on Larchmont even though the thermometer hovers in the low 50s early in the day.

On the other hand, some modern day numerologists feel the number eleven is very auspicious – so perhaps it’s my day to get lucky. Maybe I’ll take a much-needed shopping trip and finally find that perfect pair of cords I’ve been dying to sport – on the boulevard of course.

The NY Times calls it Fabric’s Day of All Days.

MSNBC Science has a nice little article about elevens and our “cognitive wiring” of special numbers.

And don’t forget about our little friend who lives in a department store. 

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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