[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 29
lady_cait at lycos.com
Fri Mar 29 05:44:49 PST 2002
As much as can be grasped with the foot.
-- Noah Websters New International Dictionary, 1952
Good Friday/ Long Friday
It is said in West Wales, especially at Tenby, people walked barefoot to church on Good Friday in order not to disturb the earth, and that this custom was kept up till the close of the eighteenth century. On their return from church, hot-cross buns were served. But a certain number were tied up in a bag and hung in the kitchen, where they remained till the following Good Friday, for medical purposes, to cure the diseases of cattle and to scare away goblins
-- Jonathan Daviess Folklore of Wales, 1911
On the other side of the coin, today was called Long Friday by the Anglo-Saxons due to the length of church services and traditional fasting once common on this day.
-- Rev. James Stormonths Dictionary of the English Language, 1884
Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar
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