Hysterical History

ON THE WAGON

There is an old pub at Marble Arch, London, which used to have a gallows adjacent to it. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course)  to be hanged. The horse-drawn dray, carrying the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard, who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like “One last beer?” If he answered YES, it was referred to as “One For The Road!”

 If he declined the prisoner was referred to as “On The Wagon!”

 So there.  Alan’s Blog gives you more Bloody History!


PISS POT

They used to tan animal skins with urine, so families used to pee in a pot (called a po in London) then take it once a day and sell it to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive you were labeled “Piss Poor!” But worse were the really poor folks, who couldn’t afford to buy a po, so they were said to “Not have a pot to piss in.”

Other words for Po:  thunder mug – chamber pot –gozunder (because it goes under the bed).

Usually a china pot big enough to sit on, with a handle, and could be plain white or with a design.

chamberpotathensgreece

Woman using chamber pot      (Athens, Greece,   480 BC)

More bloody history from Alan’s Blog!


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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” 


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