Muffler vs Scarf

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Muffler vs Scarf

Post by Stevenloan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:42 pm

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A: What do you wear to sleep on a cold night?
B: I hate winter and I am in the frozen north so I wear: Sweatshirt Pajama pant Wool socks Gloves with the fingertips cut off A muffler around my neck.

- Hi guys! This is a photo of a muffler. It looks like the same as a scarf. How can we distinguish them?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Muffler vs Scarf

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:02 pm

To me, muffler in this context is synonymous with scarf if we disregard the fact that it is an Americanism and therefore is not universally understood by speakers of English. There is no difference in design.
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Re: Muffler vs Scarf

Post by Phil White » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:14 pm

As Erik said, "muffler" is very much an American term. You will very rarely hear it in the UK and most people would not understand it. For us, the only word is a "scarf".
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Re: Muffler vs Scarf

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:19 pm

Erik and Phil White : Thank you both very much for your answers. They really help. Enjoy your weekend.

StevenLoan
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