Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Why Part 1


Ever wondered why..................why this why that how did that happen why did it happen well I will share with you a few answers to a few why questions this is part one part two will be next week.
WHY?
Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left?
BECAUSE
When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right! And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.
WHY?
Why do ships and aircraft use ‘mayday’ as their call for help?
BECAUSE
This comes from the French word m’aidez – meaning ‘help me’ – and is pronounced, approximately, ‘mayday.
WHY?
Why are zero scores in tennis called ‘love’?
BECAUSE
In France , where tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called ‘l’oeuf,’ which is French for ‘the egg.’ When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans (naturally), mispronounced it ‘love.’
WHY?
Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses?
BECAUSE
In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfil obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

WHY?
Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called ‘passing the buck’?
BECAUSE
In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would ‘pass the buck’ to the next player.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you, Jo-Anne for all the answers to the whys. Looking forward to part 2. Have a great day!

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  2. I didn't know any of that! BTW, I have firsthand knowledge that the Buck thing only works when a sufficient amount of players are sober.

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    1. Yeah but being sober while playing cards doesn't last long as most of us like to have a drink while playing

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