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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.
I did know that one - my parents told me when I was a little pitcher.
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.
Hah! I have actually heard this one before, I think I read it in a book! Hugs, Valerie
I always thought that expression was Little pictures have big ears. As in artwork on the wall. Learn something new every day
I never heard that saying but I always love where sayings originate from. I know many big kids...aka adults, who love to eavesdrop.
No, I did not know.
Sounds like you were a curious child, Andrew:)
AND Woot! Woot! for knowing the answer;)
Woot! Woot! Good job!
Heh. Oh yes.
Your Thursday factoid, Jamie;)
I didn't! I'm always learning something new here:) xo
I didn’t know that
Nope. I didn't know that!
Interesting. My kids were like that, still are, as adults.
I always wondered about that expression.Love,Janie
No conocía esa expresión, gracias por la información
I never heard that expression!
Heading over to your place to see what I don't know;)
Your factoid for the day, Liz:)
Me too, Janie. I finally broke down and looked it up:)
You bet, J.P:)Hugs
Really? You must be a young'un:)
I didn't know this! Very cute! LOL! Big Hugs!
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