[Sca-cooks] A question pardon if it has been asked
m_rendell at optusnet.com.au
Fri Jan 18 13:43:55 PST 2008
Ron Carnegie wrote:
> My cooking experience is more 18th century than pre 17th century. So to
> is my technical knowledge of period terms for textiles. Sometimes it
> applies, sometimed it does not. In the 18th century however, tape is a long
> thin peice of cloth, like a ribbon. The term still survives today as "bias
> tape". Bureacratic "red tape" is supposed to come from the same textile.
I was surprised and delighted, on going into a stationer's with an
extensive range, to find that red tape is still used for binding up
official documents - and you could buy it by the roll.
Krae Glas, Lochac/Melbourne, Australia
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