A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Saturday, June 11, 2005

How Can You Live Without Knowing These Things?

From an E-mail I received:

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.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
Note: My dog is 7!

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.
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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.