Friday, January 23, 2009

A Follower

One of my followers JeaneBee, from Alphabet Soup wrote an interesting blog about the history behind some old expressions. Here is a sample.
In the late 1700's, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The 'head of the household' always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the 'chair man.' Today in business, we use the expression or title 'Chairman' or 'Chairman of the Board.'

If you would like to read more, please go visit her blog, Alphabet Soup and don't forget to comment. Doing stuff like that takes some research and the least we could do is show our appreciation for the entertainment.


Valash said...

Very interesting post, thanks for directing me there!


Anonymous said...

*goes over to check it out*