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  • 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.’
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.’
  • 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.
  • 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’
  • 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.
  • 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!! 😁

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