- PERSPECTIVE -

- EVERYONE SEEMS NORMAL UNTIL YOU GET TO KNOW THEM! -

My Photo
Name:

Middle aged heterosexual, WASP male. Semi retired, semi-sane and semi-serious. And endangered species and I'm not going quietly!!!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I cdnuolt blveiee I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd tihs!

Bet you didn't know that:

*It is impossible to lick your elbow.

*In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on 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."

*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"

*In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick that was 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.

*Men can see better than women can, but women can hear better.
So, men are attracted by what they see - women by what they hear.
That's also why men like to watch sports and women never shut up!

*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.

*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.

*What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? .... A. They were ALL invented by women.

*What is the only food that doesn't spoil? .. A. Honey

*On which day of the year, are there more collect calls made than on any other day of the year? .... A. Father's Day

~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~

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


READ THIS! This is not as hard to read as it looks!

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Amazing huh?
Your perplexed scribe;
Allan W Janssen

Labels: ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home