[Ads-l] squatchee

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 13:46:51 EST 2021


I'm wondering whether it serves a function in holding together those wedges
of fabric where they all meet at a single point.

MAM

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 9:54 AM James Landau <
00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

> On  Tue, 16 Feb 2021 19:10:45  Zone  - 0500 Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>  asked:
> <qipte>Why do most baseball type caps have a button on the top, what
> purpose does
> it serve? That button actually has a name: It’s called a “squatchee” or
> “squatcho"....
> <end quote>
> According to various sports stories I have read over the years, the button
> is functional, not decorative.  It is the place to store your chewing gum
> between chews.
> James Landau
> jjjrlandau at netscape.com
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