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Is this a Hoodle? Answered

A while ago I bought a cheap extending leg table which was made in China.  The rather entertaining instructions included the line "Propel the inner rod towards the outer tube until the hoodle locates the orifice."  It will always be the 'hoodle table' to us now, but if not a hoodle, what is the correct name for that type of spring catch.



Best Answer 7 years ago

Pop-Lock, I called it long before it was named for a danse craze
Drives one crazy on long tubes in a hurry :-Þ   A

Thanks Iceng.  In all my years, I've never heard of a pop-lock.
(The dance craze passed me by too #;¬) 

I've always called it a springy-locking thing.

It is now a hoodle.

I think you've just encountered a good example of Chinglish... a new word coined as a side effect of bad translation from Chinese to English.