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Who said history was boring?

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I love studying “word origins,” and below are some you will immediately recognize, but I bet never would have guessed how they came into our lexicon.  Well…now you will have the opportunity to look into the origins of some phrases you undoubtedly use yourself.  Enjoy this journey down history lane.


 

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Have You Ever Heard the Term ‘Piss Poor?’ I Had No Idea It Comes From THIS! Fascinating!

We can learn a lot about ourselves by looking to the past. History not only provides us with a nostalgic glimpse at how things used to be — like with these classic childhood toys — but its lessons can still teach us things today. Many of us fondly refer to “the good old days” when times were purer and life was simpler.

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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. Once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive, you were “piss poor.” But worse than that were the really poor folks who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot. They “didn’t have a pot to piss in” and were considered the lowest of the low.

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