When all else fails, turn to trivia!
(and yes, I know I'm a day early but I need to get ready for a weekend in Chicago with Brian and sans les enfants!)
Positively Poignant Points about Polka Dots
Polka Dots on clothing first became popular in England in the mid 19th Century
The Polka Dance because popular in the US after it's introduction in 1835. At the height of the Polka craze (1840 to 1890), manufacturers named a wide range of products after the dance -- hats, gauze, ties, and fabrics. Only the polka dot pattern has endured.
Blues guitarist, Buddy Guy plays a Fender Stratocaster that is black with white polka dots. I'll be going to Buddy Guy's bar in Chicago on Sunday night, by the way.
In the Tour de France, the leader in the mountain competition wears not the maillot jaune (or yellow jersey) but a maillot a pois rouge or polka dot jersey.
Frank Sinatra sang of Polka Dots before the Yellow Bikini hit the airways. The song Polka Dots and Moonbeams was written in 1940, and was Mr. Sinatra's first hit with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
The term "Polka Dot" was first used in the New York Times on 21 September 1866.
The Hypoestes, also known as the Polka Dot plant is a popular outdoor annual.
Polka Dot Door was a long running children's television show (1971 to 1993) produced by TVOntario.
And now, to leave you with a song. Oh no, don't worry, it's not that one. Here's John Denver: