WELCOME to WEDNESDAY JULY 14, 2021
MORE Interesting History…..
Needless to say, personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee’s wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman’s face she was told “mind your own bee’s wax.” Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term “crack a smile?” Also, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt and therefore the expression “losing face.”
Ladies wore corsets which would lace up in the front. A tightly tied lace was worn by a proper and dignified lady as in “straight laced.”
Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax! Levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the “ace of Spades.” To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead.
Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren’t “playing with a full deck.”
Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what was considered important to the people. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars who were told to “go sip some ale” and listen to people’s conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. “You go sip here” and “You go sip there.”
The two words “go sip” were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term “gossip.”
At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint-and quart-sized containers.
A bar maid’s job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming.
She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in “pints” and who was drinking in “quarts,” hence the term “minding your “P’s and Q’s”
That’s my story and I’m sticking too it! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! people, stay safe, and
whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that
determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how
many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t
walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to
keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
While I was shopping in the mall with my three children, a display in the window of a lingerie store
caught my eye. “Do you think Daddy would like this?” I asked the kids, as I pointed to the lacy pajamas with matching robe.
“No way,” my horrified six-year-old son replied. “Daddy would NEVER wear that!” 😁😎
Tuesdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“First you gotta do the Truffle Shuffle.”
Answer: The Goonies!
Mouth (Feldman) tells this to Chunk before he is allowed to enter Mikey’s (Astin’s) house. The Truffle Shuffle is Chunk’s embarassing dance. The children try to think of a way to save their homes from high mortgage interest rates on their properties. The kids find a map in their attic, marking the supposed location of a famous pirate’s treasure. The kids end up at an abandoned restaurant, which also happens to be the hideout of the convicted Fratelli family. After finding their way through the dark basement, they find a series of tunnels equipped with booby traps set by the pirate, One-Eyed Willie to keep his beloved treasure safe. “The Goonies” was released in 1985, and starred Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, and Jeff Cohen.
It was directed by Richard Donner.
Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“We figured there was too much happiness here for just the two of us, so we figured the next logical step was to have us a critter.”
Tuesday’s Quizzler is….
A traveler who stopped to rest under a nut tree noticed a huge pumpkin growing on a thin vine near by.
“How foolish are the ways of nature,” the traveler muttered. “If things were as they should be, this big, strong tree would hold the large pumpkins, and the spindly vine would hold the small nuts. Now if I made the world, that is how I’d have done it!”
If indeed, he had “made the world”, what flaw could there be with such a logical arrangement: big, strong trees growing big heavy crops, and small vines, small crops?
Answer: At that moment, from high up in the tree, a small nut fell and hit him squarely on the head. Startled, he looked up into the branches and thought, “Forgive my arrogance! If it were a big pumpkin that fell out of the tree onto my head, it most certainly would have killed me!”
Wednesday’s Quizzler is…….
Following are groups of three words. Can you figure out the common link within each group?
Example: Hurricane, camera, needle (answer: eyes)
1: Barber, Rooster, Beehive
2: Bowling Alley, Tailor, Wrestling Match
3: Telephone, Deck of Cards, Car Trunk
4: Fishing Rod, Actor, Checkout Counter
5: Watermelon, Tennis Tournament, Idea
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