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    There is label on our cloths giving information about how to do laundry.What is it called? ...... signs?

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    To be honest, I don't know- I'll have to look it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    To be honest, I don't know- I'll have to look it up.
    Washing instruction tag

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmt_mst
    There is label on our cloths giving information about how to do laundry.What is it called? ...... signs?
    They are often called "instructions" for washing. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by dmt_mst
    There is label on our cloths giving information about how to do laundry.What is it called? ...... signs?
    They are often called "instructions" for washing. :wink:
    Okay, okay, I agree with you, but the thing they're written on is a tag. Right? I think that what is wanted is a specific name for the object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by dmt_mst
    There is label on our cloths giving information about how to do laundry.What is it called? ...... signs?
    They are often called "instructions" for washing. :wink:
    Okay, okay, I agree with you, but the thing they're written on is a tag. Right? I think that what is wanted is a specific name for the object.
    I posted mine at the same time you posted yours. I didn't see yours until now. I don't know whether the "it" referred to the "label" or the "information". "Tag" is a good choice, but so is "label". :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by dmt_mst
    There is label on our cloths giving information about how to do laundry.What is it called? ...... signs?
    They are often called "instructions" for washing. :wink:
    Okay, okay, I agree with you, but the thing they're written on is a tag. Right? I think that what is wanted is a specific name for the object.
    I posted mine at the same time you posted yours. I didn't see yours until now. I don't know whether the "it" referred to the "label" or the "information". "Tag" is a good choice, but so is "label". :wink:
    :D :wink:

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    I've seen it referred to as a care instruction label.



    It is also referred to (apparently less often) as a care instruction tag.



    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I've seen it referred to as a care instruction label.



    It is also referred to (apparently less often) as a care instruction tag.



    :)
    That's right. Care instruction tag/label is a better name for it because the garment cannot always be laundered, and instructions for pressing and drying, etc. are part of the information .

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