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.


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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.



hope u enjoyed...it..
thanks for reading...

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