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:

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

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  2. 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.

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    1. Sounds like you were a curious child, Andrew:)

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. I always wondered about that expression.

    Love,
    Janie

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

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  9. No conocĆ­a esa expresiĆ³n, gracias por la informaciĆ³n

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  10. I never heard that expression!

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

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