Tuesday, March 5, 2013

In Like A.....




Boy oh boy, March sure is "In like a Lion" so far eh?
Hey....You guys wouldn't be up for a little History lesson would you?
Too bad, you're getting one anyway.
The first time that the month of March was given an Axiom/Maxim was around
the era of the Cro-Magnon. Back then March was known as Gurn.
"Gurn...bodego clitty tatanka, walla walla bing bang"! Translated means,
March, goes in like Charging Buffalo, goes out like a Still-Born Woodchuck!
The last Ice-Age age caused a little change in comparisons due to the climate,
(Translated loosly)..."March, In like a Polar Bear, then just sits around and goes
NOWHERE for a few thousand years like an unemployed Brother-In-Law"!!
With the receding finally of the last glacier, Africa became a hotbed of civilization.
Giving rise to this old Egyption saying. (Translated thusly) "March, in like a Giant
Crocodile, out like a Proboscus Monkey"!
That probably would be the standard Almanac Quote to this day, except for the
fact that Colonial women could only fit Lion and Lamb on their Samplers.
So there you have it Peeps, see you tomorrow....G-Man

13 comments:

razzamadazzle said...

Fascinating! Your knowledge of history is truly astonishing.

Brian Miller said...

clitty tatanka, walla walla bing bang...now that will certainly keep you young...or at least your joints well greased...

hedgewitch said...

Once more you spread the light of your knowledge for all, O Wise One.

*bows in humble gratitude like scrawny prairie dog*

Cloudia said...

Channeled wisdom!
Aloha

manicddaily said...

Hey Galen - I'm so sorry to be out of commission lately - my internet has not been available and I've been moving and a zillion and one excuses. I am so glad to tune in for history lesson - I loved the idea of March sitting around like a brother-in-law! k.

Fireblossom said...

LOLZ you're so full of shit, G Man! :-D

the walking man said...

Repeat what Shay said.

izzy said...

Quite the twists and turns
I like the proboscis monkey!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for the history lesson G. :)

hope said...

You are a wealth of information. ;)

Jannie Funster said...

Frome Michigan, eh?

And what's embroidreed on your sampler? "Ass Kicking Since 1955" or whenever it was you were hatched.

Ah G-Man, G-Man... God Love ya, now and always.

xoxo

lime said...

ok, the unemployed BIL bit cracked me up officially.

Margaret said...

We used this for my fourth grader's history report She listed you as a source, of course!