"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body."
~ Proverbs 16:24
"You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of Your presence and the pleasures of living with You forever."
~ Psalm 16:11 NLT
From time to time my friend sends me some "fun facts" that I get a true kick out of reading over & pondering "is that really how it all came about?"
Thought I would share just a wee few with you . . . are they true? mmmm, I am not sure but I think it is fun to think about them & other lil bits we come across . . . hope you do too
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 new 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 ceramiccups.
When they needed a refill , they used the whistle to get some service.
'Wet your whistle' is the phrase
inspired by this practice.
Until next time . . .