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Saturday, 17 June 2017

My Nose Hurts

Ever wonder where the expression, "paying through the nose" comes from?  It means, of course, paying an excessive amount for something...like groceries.  A possible source of this expression dates to the 9th century in Denmark.  Delinquent taxpayers had their noses slit.  The nose bled, we are being bled by high prices......  anyway, now my nose hurts.

10 comments:

  1. I did not know that. I'm not sure that the modern technique of burying debtors under an avalanche of late notices and phone calls is necessarily an easier way to go, actually.

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  2. So sorry about those high bills. Hugs.

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  3. That would be a good reason to pay up.

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  4. Ow ow ow - even the thought of that hurts.

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  5. Quite a lot of our noses hurt in sympathy.

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  6. Dating back to 9th century in Denmark - I didn't know that - but high prices seem to be everywhere!

    All the best Jan

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  7. Wow that would hurt, a new fact I never knew.

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  8. There's something I never knew about, the nose cutting. Here in South Australia we've had word via the TV news that our utilities bills are set to rise AGAIN by 18%, shocking when you think we already pay the highest electricity costs in the country and possibly the world if last years news was correct.

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