Monday, July 31, 2006

Life in the 1500s (Reality Check)

Remember all of the emails and mailing list posts that appeared many years ago about "Life in the 1500s" telling how people lived and the origin of many "olde sayings" like "Chairman of the Board," "Raining Cats and Dogs," "Upper Crust" and the like?

Well, Snopes has debunked most of them, but has provided what appears to be "correct" information for each assertion here.

It's a good read, but probably too long to email to everybody.

Oh boy -- to think I believed all of that once!

1 comment:

Demetrius Clark said...

Randy:
I've been passing through here regularly over the past couple of months, and enjoy your blog very much. I have a non-commercial genealogy blog of my own, at http://www.yourbrotherkings.com, to which I have added a link to your blog. I'd be honored if you stop by, have a look, and consider granting me a link back. Thanks!