A term from the Philip K. Dick book titled "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep". The term itself describes the unidentifiable broken bits and pieces of things that seem to litter the world around us. Pieces of plastic, wood, rock, paper and any number of other materials that are obviously manufactured but cannot be directly related to their use. Fripple has a tendancy to collect and over time makes a layer all of its own.
I walked down the sidewalk staring blankly at the fripple covered concrete and wondering to myself where all of these small bits of things came from and what they belonged to. There was not one item I was able to associate with anything.