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Old 08-16-2018, 01:31 PM
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1… WHY?
Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes
have buttons on the left?
BECAUSE
When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn
primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is
easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left.
Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the
buttons on the maid's right! And that's where women's buttons have
remained since.

2 ... WHY?
Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help?
BECAUSE
This comes from the French word m'aidez - meaning 'help me' - and is
pronounced, approximately, 'mayday.'

3 ... WHY?
Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'?
BECAUSE
In France , where tennis became popular, the round zero on the
scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French
for 'the egg.' When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans
(naturally), mispronounced it 'love.'

4 ... WHY?
Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses?
BECAUSE
In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write,
documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an
oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the
kiss eventually became
synonymous.

5 ... WHY?
Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called passing the buck'?
BECAUSE
In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck,
from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a
player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would
'pass the buck' to the next player.

6 … WHY?
Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?
BECAUSE
In earlier times it used to be common for someone to try to kill an
enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a
drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount
of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it
simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or
clink the host's glass with his own.

7… WHY?
Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'?
BECAUSE
Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by
burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the
theatre, a performer 'in the limelight' was the Centre of attention.

8 ... WHY?
Why is someone who is feeling great 'on cloud nine'?
BECAUSE
Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain,
with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud
nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.

9 … WHY?
In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from?
BECAUSE
When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King
of France, learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf.' He had the
first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make
sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis
hired cadets from a military school to accompany her.

Mary liked this a lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very
good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her. In
French, the word cadet is pronounced ‘ca-day' and the Scots changed it
into caddie.

10 … WHY?
Why are many coin collection jar banks shaped like pigs?
BECAUSE
Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay
called 'pygg'. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the
jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter
misunderstood the word, he
made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:16 AM
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That was very interesting. Thanks for sharing.I thought I knew everything.
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