Friday Funnies

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

BATH WATER “in medieval times” people shared scarce bathwater and by the time that the baby was bathed the water was so murky that the baby was in danger of being thrown out unseen. Complete baby, of course.

That in olden times, homes had thatched roofs in which domestic animals such as cats and dogs would like to hide. In heavy rain, the animals would either be washed out of the thatch, or rapidly abandon it for better shelter, so it would seem to be raining cats and dogs.

The expression ‘dirt poor’ is an old English expression. Most houses did not have paved floors but were usually strewn with straw threshings above the beaten earth. The threshold was the wood along the bottom of the door to retain, or hold, the threshings. If you were very poor, you could not afford the threshings to cover the dirt floor – hence dirt poor.