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Who Knew?

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janeainsworth Sat 28-Sep-19 13:24:05

That you can buy ‘flatulence-beating’ knickers?
I’ve just seen some adverts in the loos at Killington Lake Services on the M6.

In my simple way, I thought it was advertising Shreddies the breakfast cereal, and that eating them would minimise flatulenceconfusedhmmgrin

janeainsworth Sat 28-Sep-19 13:25:38

annsixty Sat 28-Sep-19 13:33:04

They advertise in Good Housekeeping every month.
Always raises a smile with me.
I can imagine those grans on the shreddies advert knitting knickers for the flatulent.

NotSpaghetti Sat 28-Sep-19 13:33:42

Jane grin

NotSpaghetti Sat 28-Sep-19 13:41:36

Even stranger, they are trading from Cotes Mill, Loughborough - alongside the rather smart kitchen company deVOL.

NotSpaghetti Sat 28-Sep-19 13:45:36

AND - this company too:
Who are taking publicity shots in the deVOL kitchens!

BlueBelle Sat 28-Sep-19 13:54:46

How can a £19 pair of kecks stop you faxxing

MissAdventure Sat 28-Sep-19 13:55:39

The absorb the smell, I think.
I did know, because its been suggested I invest in a pair.

lemongrove Sat 28-Sep-19 14:00:55

Haha Miss A

BlueBelle you can fax without any knickers at all.😁

EllanVannin Sat 28-Sep-19 14:02:53

If you see anyone with inflated legs and ankles you'll know the type of knickers they'll be wearing ! It's got to go somewhere !

Grannybags Sat 28-Sep-19 14:20:12

EllanVannin 😂💨

janeainsworth Sat 28-Sep-19 14:24:17

From the pinkpantaloon website:


Exquisitely crafted underwear for gentlemen who like to stand out from the crowd”

MissAdventure Sat 28-Sep-19 14:28:30


Evie64 Sat 28-Sep-19 14:29:09

This is hysterical! What on earth will someone think up next?

kittylester Sat 28-Sep-19 14:34:06

I think the man who owns deVol invented the knickers. It's just down the road from our house.

NotSpaghetti Sat 28-Sep-19 14:41:01

That's interesting kittylester - I only recently realised it was a kitchen company.

It used to be owned by one of the Loughborough Art College lecturers... and then became a music venue and pub. I thought it had been turned into offices.

EllanVannin Sat 28-Sep-19 14:52:08

I bet he's trying out the underpants Kittylester. They need them ! deVol----cano.

kittylester Sat 28-Sep-19 15:02:50

Dd3 worked there, not spaghetti when it was a pub. It did legendary sunday lunches for £4.50!

Day6 Sat 28-Sep-19 15:09:06

Funny thread. grin They'll be inventing knickers with squirty air-fresheners in them before long. Clench your thighs together to release a perfume.

OH has been known to, erm, drop one in the supermarket and rush off at breakneck speed with the trolley to the next aisle so he cannot be blamed for the small. I am often downwind of him and have sussed his moves. hmm

Squiffy Sat 28-Sep-19 15:10:18

It did legendary sunday lunches for £4.50!

Perhaps that led to the need for the f**ty knickers! wink

EllanVannin Sat 28-Sep-19 15:18:49

Mushy peas a speciality----screw your hat on !

annodomini Sat 28-Sep-19 15:40:57

Having studied the prices, my instinct is to say. 'Let it go'. grin

kittylester Sat 28-Sep-19 15:47:51

Actually, I never tried the food- I distrust cheap pub grub but it was 10 years ago.

agnurse Sat 28-Sep-19 15:51:37


Yup, because everyone just wants to drop his trousers in the middle of the high street and yell, "HEY EVERYBODY! LOOK AT MY KNICKERS!" Although I have to admit, if someone did that, he'd stand out from the crowd all right grin

EllanVannin Sat 28-Sep-19 18:35:11

You'd hear him before you saw him agnurse.