Archive for February 8th, 2018

February 8th, 2018 - 8:46 pm § in Misc.

Good Night. Sleep Tight

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’[...]

February 8th, 2018 - 8:49 am § in Misc.

Mind Your P’s and Q’s

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’[...]

February 8th, 2018 - 4:10 am § in Misc.

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