Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rest of "Betcha Didn't Know This"

No working on RV's today. Shay had a procedure this morning and she must not get out of bed unattended for 24 hours, so Ray is staying with her.
This was sent to me as a great place to stay, but even though the sites aren't on top of each other, it looks too 'structured' for me. I prefer the National and State Parks, COE, BLM, and more natural places.

The rest of : Bet You Didn't Know This:

Why are people in the public eye said to be "in the limelight"? Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and stage lighting by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theater, performers on stage "in the limelight" were seen by the audience to be the center of attention.
Why do ships and aircraft in trouble use "mayday" as their call for help? This comes from the French word m'aidez -- meaning "help me" -- and is pronounced "mayday."
Why is someone who is feeling great ... "on cloud nine"? Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.
Why are Zero scores in tennis called "love"? In France, where tennis first became popular, a big round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called l'oeuf, which is French for "egg." When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans pronounced it "love,"
Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs? Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of a dense, orange clay called pygg. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as "pygg banks." When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a bank that resembled a pig and it caught on.

I just puttered around the house, catching up on chores today.

1 comment:

Leno said...

Good tidbits to know Penny, thanks. Where is that RV Park? Can you share the name with us..