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Today was so weird. . . I was in Social Studies, my first hour class, and
we got really off topic and started talking about the origins of some
things that are commonly accepted in our culture.
For instance: Saying, "bless you," when someone sneezes came from the
Medieval Times, back when people were superstitious and believed that evil
spirits came in your body when you sneezed. The hand-covering-your-mouth
thing goes along with that to; you were trying to keep evil spirits out.
And: The old nursery rhyme, "There was an old woman that lived in a shoe;
she had so many kids, she didn't know what to do," is a political satyr.
The old lady is the Queen, and the kids are English citizens.
^_^ I feel so educated now.
Do you know any more?