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> >> Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes
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> >> have buttons on the left?
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> >> :
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> >> When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily
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> >> by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push
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> >> buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women
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> >> were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right!
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> >> And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.
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> >>
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> >> 2. WHY:
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> >> Why do ships and aircraft use ‘mayday’ as their call for help?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> This comes from the French word m’aidez – meaning ‘help me’ – and is
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> >> pronounced, approximately, ‘mayday.’
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> >>
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> >> 3. WHY
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> >> Why are zero scores in tennis called ‘love’?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> In France , where tennis became popular, the round zero on the
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> >> scoreboard looked like an egg and was called ‘l’oeuf,’ which is French
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> >> for ‘the egg.’ When tennis was introduced in the US , Americans
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> >> (naturally), mispronounced it ‘love.’
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> >>
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> >> 4. WHY:
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> >> Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write,
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> >> documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an
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> >> oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the
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> >> kiss eventually became synonymous.
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> >>
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> >> 5. WHY:
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> >> Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called ‘passing the
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> >> buck’?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck,
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> >> from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a
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> >> player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would ‘pass
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> >> the buck’ to the next player.
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> >>
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> >> 6. WHY:
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> >> Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> In earlier times it used to be common for someone to try to kill an
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> >> enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a
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> >> 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
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> >> simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or
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> >> clink the host’s glass with his own.
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> >>
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> >> 7. WHY:
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> >> Why are people in the public eye said to be ‘in the limelight’?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by
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> >> burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the
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> >> theatre, a performer ‘in the limelight’ was the centre of attention.
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> >>
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> >> 8. WHY:
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> >> Why is someone who is feeling great ‘on cloud nine’?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain,
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> >> with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud
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> >> nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.
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> >>
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> >> 9. WHY:
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> >> In golf, where did the term ‘Caddie’ come from?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of
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> >> France, learned that she loved the Scots game ‘golf.’ He had the first
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> >> course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she
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> >> was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets
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> >> from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when
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> >> she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she
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> >> took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced
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> >> ‘ca-day’ and the Scots changed it into caddie.
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> >>
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> >> 10. WHY:
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> >> Why are many coin collection jar banks shaped like pigs?
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> >> BECAUSE:
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> >> Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of dense orange clay
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> >> called ‘pygg’. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the
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> >> jars became known as ‘pygg banks.’ When an English potter misunderstood
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> >> the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on.
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> >

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