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    Question do u know from where these pharases come from ...????

    hello friends... we use many pharases...but have we ever thought that from where does
    these pharases come from ?????

    well just read this.....

    1. 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".

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    2. 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 or
    what we know today as the honeymoon.

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    3. 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
    their own
    pints and quarts and settle down. It's where we get the phrase "mind
    your
    P's and Q's"

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    4. 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 Wistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase
    inspired
    by this practice.

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    5. In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent
    of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family). When anyone
    wanted to have a baby, they got consent of the King, the King gave
    them
    a placard that they hung on their door while they were having sex.
    The placard had F.*.*.*. (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on
    it.
    Now you know where that came from.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~

    6. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only
    Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English
    language.



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    i am wondering why no reply on this post ....
    well anyway..thanks for viewing...just pushing it up..

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    *bump!
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    I have to say that is very interesting. I never would have known. I love the GOLF one!!!
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    Re: do u know from where these pharases come from ...????

    Originally posted by intruder

    5. In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent
    of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family). When anyone
    wanted to have a baby, they got consent of the King, the King gave
    them
    a placard that they hung on their door while they were having sex.
    The placard had F.*.*.*. (Fornication Under Consent of the King) on
    it.
    Now you know where that came from.
    Urban Myth I'm afraid.

    Check out this for background

    The rest seem plausable


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    Funny stuff...even if some of it is urban legend...jcdux, good page btw.

    Golf...that's great! Reminds me of the southern states manors that had "gentlemen only" rooms where the doorways were too small for the women in their bell dresses to go through.
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    Ring around the rosey

    Ring around the rosey is one of the sickest thing they teach to kids heres it's roots.
    Back when the 'Black (Bubonic) Plague' was around, a ring would appear around the rosey part of the actually boil-like spot, hence 'Ring around the rosey,' People smelled very badly when having this disease , so they carried posies (type of flower) in their pockets to camoflage the smell hence 'Pocket full of posies,' When the people died, because the plague was contagious, they would burn the corpses to ashes hence 'Ashes, ashes' 'We all fall down.' was added because no one was surviving. Interesting, yeah?
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