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Comment by Aggie on June 25, 2019 at 9:46am

Origins of some old old “sayings”
1. In the 1400s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have 'the rule of thumb.'
2. Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...
Ladies Forbidden'... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
3. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David,
Hearts - Charlemagne,
Clubs -Alexander the Great,
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
4. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... 'goodnight, sleep tight.'
5. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.
Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
6. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts...
So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.'
It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'
7. Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service.
'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.
8. In 1696, William III of England introduced a property tax that required those living in houses with more than six windows to pay a levy. In order to avoid the tax, house owners would brick up all windows except six. (The Window Tax lasted until 1851, and older houses with bricked-up windows are still a common sight in the U.K.) As the bricked-up windows prevented some rooms from receiving any sunlight, the tax was referred to as “daylight robbery”!
Now, there you have the origin of these phrases.
Interesting ....
Isn't it.

Comment by Aggie on February 8, 2019 at 10:05am

One day a little girl was watching her mom make a roast beef. She cut off the ends, wrapped it in string, seasoned it and set it in the roasting pan.
The little girl asked her mom why she cut off the ends of the roast. Mom replied, after some thought, that it was the way that her mother had done it.
That night grandma came to dinner and the little girl and her mom went to her and asked why she had cut the end off of the roast before cooking. After some thought grandma replied, that was the way her mother had done it.
Now great grandmother was quite old and in a nursing home. But the little girl went with her mom and grandma to see her and again asked the question.
Grandma looked at them a bit annoyed and said, "So it would fit in the pan, of course."

Comment by Aggie on January 21, 2019 at 9:19am

"PASSING THE BUCK / THE BUCK STOPS HERE"
Most men in the early west carried a jack knife made by the Buck knife company. When playing poker it was common to place one of these Buck knives in front of the dealer so that everyone knew who he was. When it was time for a new dealer the deck of cards and the knife were given to the new dealer. If this person didn't want to deal he would "pass the buck" to the next player. If that player accepted then "the buck stopped there".

Comment by officerripley on December 24, 2018 at 11:07am

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Comment by officerripley on November 16, 2018 at 6:50pm

Thanks, Dragao.

Comment by DragaoDHJ on November 16, 2018 at 5:44pm

Officerripley, terrible situation out there, I hope everything will turn out better for your family. You continue to hang in there for them.

Comment by officerripley on November 16, 2018 at 1:29pm

Well just got word from the sheriff's office that the mobile home park that my brother, nephew & niece-in-law all lived in is burnt to the ground; the sheriff's office is searching it for bodies now. We already heard that both grandnieces' & g'nephew's apt. bldgs. are gone. No word yet on when the fam. can get bk in to search for whatever might be left.

Comment by officerripley on November 14, 2018 at 4:42pm

Thanks for the good thoughts. Yeah, it's been rough; so hard on the fam mbrs who, even tho still no word if their homes are even standing, have pretty much given up on the structures, but what's also heartbreaking is no one has a clue when they can get back into the area to search for any possessions that might be left. (Lot of downed power lines & melted cars needing to be bulldozed out of the way. And bodies needing to be ID'd; some in the cars.) 

Glad the "Prez." *finally* signed off on the State of Emerg. so FEMA finally got here; it's always something...

 

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