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Pillow Sheets

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This is a full body sized pillow that uncoils into a set of sheets and covers. It is held closed by hugging, and unrolls when you fall asleep covering your body. After the first use you'll never roll it up again.
rcarty, Dec 10 2014

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       So it's a rolled-up blanket.   

       On the plus side, I finally understood you.
tatterdemalion, Dec 10 2014
  

       Pillow has always understood me.
rcarty, Dec 10 2014
  

       hmm, while rolled up would they qualify as pillowpian tubes?   

       I intend every possible meaning.
rcarty, Dec 10 2014
  

       Now 'that' is hard to do... how do you know for sure you know all of the meanings of all of the words?... 'can' you know all of the meanings? Now that they are written, what if the meanings change?   

       I love pillow in every possible way.
rcarty, Dec 10 2014
  

       That is a lot of loving sir/madam.   

       .   

       -pillow (n.) Middle English pilwe, from Old English pyle "pillow," from West Germanic *pulwi(n) (cognates: Old Saxon puli, Middle Dutch polu, Dutch peluw, Old High German pfuliwi, German Pfühl), an early borrowing (2c. or 3c.) from Latin pulvinus "little cushion, small pillow," of uncertain origin. Modern spelling is from mid-15c. Pillow fight (n.) attested from 1837; slang pillow talk (n.) first recorded 1939.   

       -pillow (v.)1620s, from pillow (n.). Related: Pillowed; pillowing.codpiece (n.) Look up codpiece at Dictionary.commid-15c., "a bagged appendage to the front of the breeches; often conspicuous" [OED], from Old English codd "a bag, pouch, husk," in Middle English, "testicles" (cognate with Old Norse koddi "pillow, scrotum") + piece (n.).   

       -bolster (n.)Old English bolster "bolster, cushion, something stuffed so that it swells up," especially "long, stuffed pillow," from Proto-Germanic *bolkhstraz (cognates: Old Norse bolstr, Danish, Swedish, Dutch bolster, German polster), from PIE *bhelgh- "to swell" (see belly (n.))   

       -sham (n.) 1670s, "a trick, a hoax, a fraud," also as a verb and an adjective, of uncertain origin; the words burst into use in 1677. Perhaps from sham, a northern dialectal variant of shame (n.); a derivation OED finds "not impossible." Sense of "something meant to be mistaken for something else" is from 1728. The meaning "false front" in pillow-sham (1721) is from the notion of "counterfeit." Related: Shammed; shamming; shammer. Shamateur "amateur sportsman who acts like a professional" is from 1896.   

       -poltroon (n.) "A coward; a nidgit; a scoundrel" [Johnson, who spells it poltron], 1520s, from Middle French poultron "rascal, coward" (16c., Modern French poltron), from Italian poltrone "lazy fellow, coward," apparently from *poltro "couch, bed" (compare Milanese polter, Venetian poltrona "couch"), perhaps from a Germanic source (compare Old High German polstar "pillow;" see bolster (n.)). Also see -oon.   

       -bole (n.) early 14c., from Old Norse bolr "tree trunk," from Proto-Germanic *bulas (cognates: Middle Dutch bolle "trunk of a tree"), from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (cognates: Greek phyllon "leaf," phallos "swollen penis;" Latin flos "flower," florere "to blossom, flourish," folium "leaf;" Old Prussian balsinis "cushion;" Old Norse belgr "bag, bellows;" Old English bolla "pot, cup, bowl;" Old Irish bolgaim "I swell," blath "blossom, flower," bolach "pimple," bolg "bag;" Breton bolc'h "flax pod;" Serbian buljiti "to stare, be bug-eyed;" Serbo-Croatian blazina "pillow").   

       I print this and put on pillow.
rcarty, Dec 11 2014
  

       But how much more will the meaning of "pillow" change in the future?   

       You are the one who has remembered this.
rcarty, Dec 11 2014
  

       // I intend every possible meaning.   

       Including no meaning at all.
tatterdemalion, Dec 11 2014
  

       To remember is not to write.   

       Have I not made one for you to look back on.
rcarty, Dec 11 2014
  

       Just one?   

       How many do you want?
rcarty, Dec 11 2014
  

       Why, as many as it takes of course.   

       Let me know.
rcarty, Dec 11 2014
  

       What happens after you wash it?
xandram, Dec 11 2014
  

       [rcarty] if I figure it out, you'll know.   

       Ok but writing and remembering are sort of similar you have to admit that atleast, and I don't care about the recorded usages of pillow that some dumbass thought were interesting.
rcarty, Dec 12 2014
  

       Writing and remembering are very similar that's true. One of them doesn't change though, that's why I'm always wondering about the meanings of all of the words. Made it a bit hard growing up to have to decipher between all of the meanings of all of the puns of all of the sentences.
Some sentences in English can have so many meanings that I would miss more puzzling them out than I would hear.
  

       Pillow is good.   
      
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