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ripov BS: Duvets (49) RE: BS: Duvets 09 Apr 17

Jerry certainly - except when speaking to a small child, when it was normally po'. I wonder - were the germans called 'jerries' because their tin hats looked like chamber-pots; or pots called 'jerries' because they looked like german tin hats?
We too had eiderdowns, ie quilted bags of feathers (presumably originally from the eider duck), or quilts. My nan had a feather mattress.
I remember duvets originally (in the uk) being called 'continental quilts', so I presume they were common in europe, and 'discovered' when the great british public could afford to go abroad for their holidays after the war.

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