Term of the Week: PIZL
This week’s Term of the Week made me laugh when I saw it. I had to cover it for today’s term. It applies to me so well!
So, what does a bunch of random looking letters like PIZL mean? Well, it’s actually an anagram for a bunch of different words.
PIZL stands for Projects In Zip Locks. What does it mean? What are Zip Locks?
Ziplock is a type of plastic bag for things like sandwiches that seal together using grooves like a zipper. They are resealable and come in all different sizes. So Projects In Zip Locks – PIZL – literally means cross-stitch projects you keep in resealable plastic bags as a means of storage.
This applies to me so well because I use the plastic bag storage almost exclusively for my projects. Once I open a kit or get all my supplies kitted up for a chart, I stick them all together in a plastic ziplock bag – usually a Ziploc brand, which is the company the word came from.
For anyone else who may use the same system of storage, this is the term to describe what you use!
“Term of the Week” is a weekly blog post highlighting a new word or phrase commonly used among cross-stitchers but not found in an ordinary dictionary. These posts are to help explain the words’ meanings in context and provide a resource for anyone wondering what a term like “frogging” means. Check back every Thursday!