I could tell you all sorts of things about the word tissue.
I could tell you that it's the word for the sheen on a narwhal's horn; I could tell you it's the term for the misty halo of light that you get round street lamps; I could tell you that it's the name for a cloud less than three hours old.
Unfortunately, if I did, I would be making up a tissue of lies...
So. Tissue. Mostly we sneeze into them (though the fact that we make the sound tissue when we do is a coincidence.)
So is the fact that tissues aren't made of tissue paper.
And what's the connection between tissue paper and tissue culture, which is to do with keeping parts of a living thing alive in a laboratory?
Well, not a lot is the answer to that question, but tissue culture gives us tissue type, which tells us who can give bits of themselves (a kidney, for example) to whom successfully.
Lastly, there's the fabric sort of tissue, which is a fine gauzy cloth, originally threaded through with gold or silver. From this we get the name of the fabric-wrapped acrobatic display Aerial Tissue:
which is nearly as marvellous and extraordinary as the sheen on a narwhal's horn.
Word To Use Today: tissue. This word comes from the Old French tissu, from tistre, to weave, from the Latin texere.