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Could anyone help me with the following?
1. At first it was called the "Washington Hub," but because interoffice mail kept ending up in Washington state, they changed it to the "Soto Hub," named after a nearby cross street.
Does the expression in bold mean "kept coming into?" If so, I can't find any logical connection in the sentence.
2. Each Fur Call required a large box the size of a suitcase made of heavy steamer-trunk material secured by buckles. Drivers were trained in handling "m'lady's fur." We carefully folded the garment fur inside in, attached the stub to the buttonhole (never the button), and wrapped the item in the tissue paper supplied in each box, provided a receipt, tipped our hat.....
I'm not sure of what "stub" means there.
Thank you for the help.
Still, I can't understand your explanation on "kept ending up in." Are you saying "interoffice mail was finally called or named Washington state?" It sounds strange.
Could you paraphrase the sentence--"because interoffice mail kept ending up in Washington state"-- itself?
That settles it.
Thank you again.