Well, my hard work and long hours are finally paying off this month. Although I must admit waiting till the last minute is nerve racking...Tomorrow I'll probably pull my second in a row 12 hour day...But Thats OK.....3 deliveries and a bonus.......CHA-CHING!!!!
Did you ever wonder where certain words came from?....Check these out.
DEBONAIR...French for "of good air". In the Middle Ages, peoples health was judged partly by how they smelled. A person that gave off "good air", was considered healthier and happier.
GYMNASIUM...Meant "to train naked" in ancient Greece, it's where athletes wore little or nothing!
CARNIVAL...The literal meaning is "Flesh Farewell"..This refers to Pre-Lenten fasting, just like Mardi Gras.
DAISY...Comes from "days eye". When the Sun comes out, it opens it's yellow eye.
UKELELE...In the 1800's, an English sailor gave such an enthusiastic performance with this instrument, that he was nicknamed "Ukelele"--'little jumping flea' in Hawaiian. He went on to become famous all over the world.
GUNG HO...Means "work together" in Chinese. During WWII a unit called Carlson's Raiders used it as their motto. Since then it was associated with any enthusiastic soldier.
BALLOT...Italian term for small ball or pebble...Italian citizens used to vote by casting a small pebble or ball into several boxes.
JIGGLE...Refers to the dance...The Jig!
GENUINE...Originally meant "placed on the knees". In ancient Rome, a father legally claimed his newborn child by sitting in front of his family, and placing the child on his knee.
CAB... Old Italian word for goat. The first carriages for public hire were so bouncy, that they looked like goats romping on a hillside.
POOPED...Thats what the G-Man is.....Good Night... Peace!