This is the second in a series of articles regarding one of the greatest mysteries of the modern world – what becomes of socks once they enter the laundry world?
Many people have commented about this mystery over the years, but Andy Warhol may have said it best when he declared, “No matter how carefully I sort my socks, whenever I do my laundry there are always some missing. It seems to be a law of physics.”
The modern English word sock is derived from the Old English word socc meaning “light slipper”. Socc comes from the Latin word soccus, a term to describe a “light, low-heeled shoe”, and deriving from the Ancient Greek word sykchos.
The earliest known surviving pair of socks, created by naalbinding, were excavated from Oxyrhynchus on the Nile in Egypt and date from 300 – 500 A.D. They had split toes for use with sandals. They are on display in the Victoria and Albert museum.
This list will further educate you as to how oddball socks can be used to provide fun for your pets.