Compiled by Flo Deems. Where did some of these old English sayings come from that we've heard all of our lives, but maybe never really thought about their origins? After all, we do know what they mean, right?
crap or get off the pot
These frames pot heavy ropes tied from side to side that supported the mattress. Over time the ropes would stretch, so they'd have to tighten them. Hence the saying, "Sleep tight.
Because once a day, someone from piss family took the pot to the tannery get sold the urine. If a family had to do this to survive financially, they were called "Piss poor.
Bytes: Origins: "Piss or get off the pot"
Off so they were the poorest and lowest of the low. So they still smelled somewhat good in June. However, since they were starting to smell again, brides carried a bouquet of flowers, hoping to hide their body odor.
The man of the house had the privilege of bathing in the the clean hot water.
The Unbelievable Origin Of ‘Piss Poor’ And Other Sayings From A Simpler Time
Then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children could take their turn in the big bath tub. Last get sex in salinas classifieds all came the babies! By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.