Welcome to laughter lines with some gems from Debby Gies who has been keeping an eye open for funnies online and some jokes from Sally.
Check out Debby’s column here on Smorgasbord D.G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships 2020
Now something from Sally
If you ever wondered where certain expressions came from or enjoy pieces of useless information.. this post is for you….
In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb.’
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented.It was ruled ‘Gentlemen
Only…Ladies Forbidden’.. … And thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma
Coca-Cola was originally green..
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: £ 10,120.00
The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
Deck of Cards
Each King in a deck of playing cards represents a great King from history:
Spades – King David
Hearts – Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds – Julius Caesar
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Q & A.
Q….. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter ‘A’?
A… One thousand
Q…. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
A… All were invented by women.
Q… What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?
From the Past
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 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 ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service.
”Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
Thanks for dropping in and we hope you are leaving with a smile on your face… Debby and Sally.