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Duffle or Duffel? That is the Question.

Is duffle English and Duffel - French? What is the correct term/spelling.

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“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.”
— Mark Twain

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15991 posts

Dunno. It's a gray area. Wait...or is it a grey area?

Posted by
5837 posts

Power if Internet search.

Duffel bags (also called duffle bags) are named after the town where
their thick cloth was originally made. The town of Duffel is in
Belgium, near Antwerp, and its production of the bag’s coarse, woolen
cloth dates back to the mid-17th century. Historically, the term
duffel bag referred to one specific type of bag: large, cylindrical,
and closed at the top with a drawstring or zipper. Over time, however,
the term duffel (or duffle) bag has grown to include any large
“holdall” bag made of thick fabric.

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Spent 5 minutes yesterday on
Book label,
But is it soup ladle or
Soup ladel?