Did scissors get their name
France – In the late 14th century the English word “scissors” came into usage. It was derived from the Old French word, “cisoires” which referred to shears. There are several historically important scissor-producing regions in France: Haute-Marne in Nogent-en Bassigny, Châtellereault, Thiers and Rouen.
These towns, like many other scissor-producing communities, began with sabre, sword and bayonet production, which transitioned to scissors and other blades in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Thiers, in the Puy-de-Dôme department of Auvergne, remains an important centre of scissor and cutlery production.
It is home to both the Musée de la Coutellerie, which showcases the town’s 800 year history of blade-making, as well as Coutellia, an industry tradeshow that advertises itself as one of the largest annual gatherings of artisanal blade-makers in the world.
Who was the first winner of The Masked Singer?
‘Masked Singer’ Season 1 winner: T-Pain – Rapper T-Pain won the inaugural season of “The Masked Singer” in 2019, and called it a “second coming” for his career, the Deseret News reported. “I have people that just been doubting me my whole career and things like that because I’ve put some different aesthetic on my vocals than everybody else,” he told the New York Daily News,
Who is the rhino on The Masked Singer Season 4
Fawn, Phoenix and Rhino competed in the finale. After eight weeks of singing and bizarre costumes, The Masked Singer came to an end this weekend with the 2023 champ crowned. Following a double performance, Rhino was announced as this year’s winner and revealed to be none other than Busted’s Charlie Simpson.
Who is out of Masked Singer 2023 so far
The Masked Singer UK is drawing to a close with just three characters left. The 2023 finalists are Fawn, Rhino and Phoenix after they battled it out against nine other contestants in the competition. You can follow live Masked Singer final updates here,
Those who have been unmasked so far include Chris Kamara as Ghost, Lulu as Piece of Cake, Martin and Shirlie Kemp as Cat and Mouse, Rubbish as Stephen Hendry, Pigeon as Katherine Ryan, Knitting as Claire Richards, Otter as Daisy May Cooper, Jacket Potato as Richie Sambora and Jellyfish as Amber Riley.
You can read more about the unmasked contestants here, Now just three remain in the 2023 series and will take to the stage one last time on Saturday, February 18 in an attempt to impress and bamboozle the audiences in the studio and at home, as well as judges Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Rita Ora.