Sunday, March 3Not Your Ordinary English-Tagalog Dictionary
Shadow

Tag: what is kabayo ng plansta

What is Ironing Board in Tagalog? Origin and Evolution of Design

What is Ironing Board in Tagalog? Origin and Evolution of Design

Laundry
The ironing board in Tagalog is called “kabayo ng plansta,” where kabayo means “horse” and plantsa means “flat iron.” No one knows when Filipinos started to call the ironing board “kabayo.” Nonetheless, this ironing tool is long and narrow and looks like a horse. In Spanish, the ironing board is called “burro de planchar,” where burro means “donkey.” The Vikings in the 9th century were believed to have invented the ironing board. These boards were about 1 foot long and made of whalebone but had no legs. The Vikings used heavy pieces of glass to smooth their linen. When the flat iron was invented, kitchen tables were used as ironing boards or longer boards that were supported by two chairs.  The patent for the first ironing table was awarded to W. Vandenburg and J. Harvey on Febru...