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Reiko07
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:34:32 AM

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What would you call this? A pack of pocket tissues?

tautophile
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:51:27 AM
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Yes, that's what it looks like to me. Tissues like this are sometimes sold under the brand name Kleenex. Some people who know that the Latin plural of "index" is "indices", refer to the tissues as "Kleenices"--for fun, of course.
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:10:44 AM

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tautophile wrote:
Some people who know that the Latin plural of "index" is "indices", refer to the tissues as "Kleenices"--for fun, of course.

That deserves the Punic Peace Prize! d'oh!

Reiko07
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:50:28 AM

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tautophile wrote:
Yes, that's what it looks like to me. Tissues like this are sometimes sold under the brand name Kleenex. Some people who know that the Latin plural of "index" is "indices", refer to the tissues as "Kleenices"--for fun, of course.


Thanks, tautophile.
thar
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:06:59 AM

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I don't know about the pack in your image, but to me the difference between the big boxes and the small packets isn't the tissues - they are similar in size, just folded over more times.

So to me it is a pocket-sized pack of tissues.

Although by that I really mean one of these.



but I don't get to name the things, so if people want to call them pocket tissues - then may their pockets never have runny noses! Whistle






Sarrriesfan
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:44:05 AM

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They stopped using the name “Man-Sized Tissues” in 2018 it’s sexist.

Now they are just extra large.

thar there is a difference in the dimensions of various tissue types.
An extra large Kleenex tissue is 29x26.5cm.
A standard Kleenex tissue is 20x20cm.

It is not just folded differently.
The pocket packs may contain standard sized or extra large ones.
thar
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:24:42 AM

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That is what I mean - standard size. There same as the cheap or fancy boxes. I was ignoring the extra-large ones, in their extra-large boxes!


I think the only reason they have to make them so big is because people want to fold them over to effectively double the ply, because they are two thin otherwise. So just make normal-sized ones with a reasonable ply!


Edit - maybe makeup etc is different. I am taking about blowing your nose, wrapping round cuts and and wiping up stuff in the absence of kitchen towel.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:25:33 AM

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Push-back time.

They stopped using the name “Man-Sized Tissues” in 2018 it’s sexist. (Punctuation, please, between the independent and dependent clauses, please. Thank you.)

This is NOT sexist -- it is simply a target for the liberal manipulators. You WILL conform!
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:51:42 AM

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Here we call it 'A box or a pack of tissue-paper'.
Eoin Riedy
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:58:36 PM

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thar wrote:
I don't know about the pack in your image, but to me the difference between the big boxes and the small packets isn't the tissues - they are similar in size, just folded over more times.

So to me it is a pocket-sized pack of tissues.


Yes, or simply a packet of tissues, since packet is the diminutive of pack. Besides, "a pack of pocket tissues" sounds like something Peter Piper picked.



neapolitandem
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 1:24:40 AM
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A tissue case.
Romany
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 7:10:12 AM
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Reiko - one thing this thread has highlighted is that, really, there isn't a particular, common word for these.

In China, where no person could be found who DOESN'T have a packet in their pocket, (loo paper isn't provided for loos in China - but they don't use bidets or water either, so no-one leaves home without a packet) There they're just called "tissues". If you walked into a shop and just asked "Tissues?" in Chinese, that's what you'd be given - so that makes it simple.

The thing is, one rarely gets to ask for them. They're on the counter or on the shelf so you either pick them up yourself or point directly at them when asking for "A packet of those."

As we can't seem to settle on a name don't panic! Just describe them!

"A small (indicate with finger/hands) packet of tissues."
"Those tissues you carry in your pockets."
"The little packets you can take with you."
Reiko07
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 5:42:53 PM

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Thank you all.

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