Thursday, July 1, 2021

Did You Know

Did you know the expression, little pitchers have big ears, referring to eavesdropping children, came from medieval times when the handles on pitchers were called ears.


 


30 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I did know that one - my parents told me when I was a little pitcher.

Andrew said...

When I was quite young, a neighbour talking to my mother said, 'Look out, big ears is listening'. I was and used to enjoy the hearing gossip even if I didn't understand it all.

Valerie-Jael said...

Hah! I have actually heard this one before, I think I read it in a book! Hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

I always thought that expression was Little pictures have big ears. As in artwork on the wall. Learn something new every day

Birgit said...

I never heard that saying but I always love where sayings originate from. I know many big kids...aka adults, who love to eavesdrop.

Jamie Ghione said...

No, I did not know.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh:)

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds like you were a curious child, Andrew:)

Sandra Cox said...

AND Woot! Woot! for knowing the answer;)

Sandra Cox said...

Woot! Woot! Good job!

Sandra Cox said...

Makes sense.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. Oh yes.

Sandra Cox said...

Your Thursday factoid, Jamie;)

D.L. Finn said...

I didn't! I'm always learning something new here:) xo

Sandra Cox said...

Grinning:)xoxox

Adam said...

I didn’t know that

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Nope. I didn't know that!

Christine said...

Interesting. My kids were like that, still are, as adults.

R's Rue said...

Interesting šŸ¤”

Janie Junebug said...

I always wondered about that expression.

Love,
Janie

J.P. Alexander said...

No conocĆ­a esa expresiĆ³n, gracias por la informaciĆ³n

Jeanie said...

I never heard that expression!

Sandra Cox said...

Heading over to your place to see what I don't know;)

Sandra Cox said...

Your factoid for the day, Liz:)

Sandra Cox said...

:)

Sandra Cox said...

:)

Sandra Cox said...

Me too, Janie. I finally broke down and looked it up:)

Sandra Cox said...

You bet, J.P:)
Hugs

Sandra Cox said...

Really? You must be a young'un:)

Magic Love Crow said...

I didn't know this! Very cute! LOL! Big Hugs!