1) What is tweed made from?
2) What is taffeta made from?
3) What is linen made from?
4) What is the term for the width of the 'cord' in corduroy?
5) How might one distinguish a seersucker shirt from a merely cotton shirt?
Bonus: What language does the name 'Seersucker' come from and what does the original term mean?
- Answers for PoK:Turkey
Between Davey and Maren, all the answers were right. Here's Maren's comment with parenthetical annotations by me:
1. (Istanbul, Constantinople, Byzantium)
2. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul
3. Byzantium: main city of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople: Greek for "The City of Constantine", Istanbul: a degradation of Constantinople (also, Ataturk asked in 1930 that other countries not call it anything but Istanbul anymore)
4. Country of the Turks (I was hoping somebody would say what 'Turk' means in old Turkic, which turns out to be 'Strong')
5. Mustafa Kemal Attatürk, 1880's-1930's or 40's (yeah, died '38 i think)
6. Ottoman Empire
7. Anatolia, Galacia (also, Davey was correct with Asia Minor)