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Practical UsesPlay
Handkerchiefs are often used for personal hygiene, especially before disposable tissues became common. SlideHe carried a handkerchief to avoid having to wipe his hands on his clothes.
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Symbol of PreparednessPlay
Carrying a handkerchief can suggest that someone is practical and prepared for everyday problems. SlideShe always has a handkerchief ready for any spill or sneeze.
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Old-fashioned CharmPlay
A handkerchief can convey old-world manners, evoking a sense of refinement and care for personal appearance. SlideOffering a handkerchief to someone in distress is a gesture of old-fashioned charm.