"History Lesson"  
1. 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.  
2. Why: do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help?  
Because: This is an internationally recognized signal for help. It comes from the French word m'aidez - meaning 'help me' - and is pronounced, approximately, 'mayday.'  
3.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.'  
4.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 fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.  
5.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. Here is an interesting side note: Aboard British and American warships it has long been the custom to have a small statue or other object designated as the buck on the wardroom table at meals. The officer who is seated at the buck is served first, after the Captain. At the end of the meal the buck is passed to the officer sitting to the right and that officer will be served first at the next meal, thereby ensuring that everyone eventually gets a chance to have a hot meal..  
6. Why: Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast? 
Because: In earlier times it used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or clink the host's glass with his own.  
7.Why : are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'? 
Because: Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer 'in the limelight' was the Centre of attention .  
8. Why: is someone who is feeling great 'on cloud nine'? 
Because: 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.  
9. Why: In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from? 
Because: When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf.' He had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced ca-day' and the Scots changed it into caddie.  
10. Why: Why are many coin collection jar banks shaped like pigs? 
Because: Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of 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 container that resembled a pig. And it caught on. 
And now you know the origins of some of our strange customs.....Don't ya' feel smarter?
 
 
"Muslim Book Store" 
I was walking downtown and I saw a sign saying Islamic Book Store. I was wondering what exactly was in a Muslim book store, so I went in.  
As I was wandering around taking a look, the clerk gave me the stink eye but asked if he could help me.  
I imagine I didn't look like his clientele, so I asked, "Do you have a copy of Donald Trump's book on his U.S. immigration policy regarding Muslims and illegal aliens"?  
The clerk said, "Kiss my ass, get out, and stay out"!  
I said, "Yes, that's the one. Do you have it in paperback"?  
(Gotta' love the person that penned this one.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If Trump wins the election, it'll be the first time in history that a billionaire moved into public housing vacated by a black family! 
 
Do you ever wonder about those people who spend $2.00 a piece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards.  
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand  on.  
 
 
 
 
 
May God bestow upon us all His  
Love and His Blessings.
 
 
 
 
 
  
Dear God, 
We ask you to protect our country 
from those who seek to destroy it. 
To protect all of its people from the  
graft and corruption that goes on within our Government and to keep us safe 
from the terrorists who have now come across our borders and live amongst us.And please God, let our next President be the "people's choice" and  not that of the RNC, Congress,  The Establishment, or The Elitists.  
For all that you do for us God,  we  
humbly offer our heartfelt thanks.  
Please stay with us and stand by us
We ask in Jesus name.  
Amen
 
 
 
"No Teardrops Tonight" 
Adam Wade 
 
 
 
 
 
Designed 
Compiled 
by 
Ev & Els 
 
 
What do you suppose, 'he-she-it' is hiding under that dress.  Sure looks strange.
 
"Adeus, Até Logo  " 
Meaning: "Goodbye, See you later,"  
Pronunciation: Ah-deh-ooSH, Ah-TaY-Loh-GOO 
Portugese