[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 29

Cait O'Hara lady_cait at lycos.com
Fri Mar 29 05:44:49 PST 2002


As much as can be grasped with the foot.
-- Noah Webster’s 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 Davies’s 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 Stormonth’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1884

Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-- Acacia

See Dave Matthews Band live or win a signed guitar

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