Monday, April 27, 2009

Mind Your P's and Q's



In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down. That's where we get the phrase mind your P's and Q's

6 comments:

Mildred said...

I learned something new today - Thanks!

Shellmo said...

I didn't know this - but now I will shout this the next time I'm in an unruly bar. :0

Carol said...

I always wondered where that expression came from! Thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

Patsy,

Welcome back...interesting post...Did ya catch any fish?

Darla said...

I remember that now...thanks..

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I've minded many a pint in my time ;)