What’s the meaning of “Quills and Sofas”

I’ve just read this (from https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10950/why-this-bundle):

I really don’t understand this “Quills and Sofas” style of bundling
the two significantly distant domains into one proposal. Can you
explain why the two together?

Is the phrase used correctly? What does it mean? Please give some examples when it would be appropriately used.


Okay, this one’s just weird. I did a little Googling (while, Binging really, but whatever) and “Quills & Sofas” is apparently a reference to the children’s TV program “My Little Pony”, it looks like that’s the name of a store that sells, well, quill pens and sofas. I limited my research because I’m at work and searches for My Little Pony stuff seem to turn up sites by creepy old men with little-girl fetishes, so if anyone who actually knows wants to correct or clarify what I say about the reference, feel free. Anyway, the idea appears to be that these are two things that have nothing to do with each other and are thrown together for no apparent reason. In the context of the post you cite, people are criticizing some sort of research proposal about “Insects and Reptiles” on the grounds that the proposer is throwing together two unrelated things without making any link between them.

Source : Link , Question Author : Marvin Emil Brach , Answer Author : Jay

Leave a Comment