Polka (etymology)

Frank Abate abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed May 30 11:10:56 UTC 2001

It's nice to know the etym of polka, but I think the original question was
on polka dot.

Did those 1840s dancers and musicians wear clothes with this pattern?  Is
such a pattern in clothing known/common in Central Europe, or was it once?

Frank Abate

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