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Sales of rotary clotheslines soar after 'Prince of Pegging' trends on social media

By Leppy Pardalis

Manufacturers of traditional rotary clotheslines are reporting a sudden surge in sales.

They say it began after the term ‘Prince of Pegging’ began trending on social media and in search engines some days ago.

A spokesperson the the Association of Compact Outdoor Clothes Drying Requisite Makers said: “I haven’t looked at the stories but I suppose the ‘Prince of of Pegging’ trend can only mean that a member of the royal family has been extolling the virtues of pegging clothes on a line and allowing them to dry naturally, as opposed to using a machine and contributing to environmental problems.

“As our products have been around for decades, we tend not to have much to do with the internet. In fact, we’re one of the few organisations of our kind without a website. We decided years ago that we don’t really need one, as just about everybody knows what a rotary clothesline is and where to get one.

“Still, whatever is happening on the internet has put demand through the roof, which is welcome news at a time when many businesses, especially rather ‘old fashioned’ ones, are feeling the pinch.”

The trend has also been praised by the British Clothes Peg Council, whose members report a similar surge in business.

A spokesperson said: “We haven’t had time to click on any of the stories yet, but we’re curious to discover which member of the royal family is said to have been pegging, how much pegging they’re said to have been doing and which equipment they’re said to prefer.

“Do they favour, for example, the plastic kind which has the advantage of uniform size, convenience and ease of cleaning, or do they prefer the wooden variety which are more aesthetically pleasing but can give you a nasty splinter if you’re not careful?”