Di (aka Pensitivity101) hosts Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. For this week’s Fibbing Friday, Di wants to know…
1. Why were people given middle names? Because back in the day, as the population grew, there weren’t enough names to go around, so people began adding a middle name in order to create a unique name for each individual.
2. Why do we cover our mouths when we yawn? So flies won’t fly into our wide opened mouths.
3. Why do we say ‘Bless You’ when somebody sneezes? I don’t. I say “kazoo.”
4. Why do we wear a wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand? Because if the ring was worn on the middle finger, it might be mistaken for a rude gesture when showing off your wedding ring to a friend or family member.
5. What was the original use of wind chimes? To let people know to bring in the wash that was drying on the line outside before gusts of wind blew them away.
6. What was the original purpose of bridesmaids? To be there to apprehend the bride in case she got cold feet at the last minute and tried to run away.
7. What is the significance of the first butterfly of the year you see being white? If the first butterfly you see is not white, that means that there will be six more weeks of winter weather before spring-like weather arrives.
8. What does it mean if your right ear itches? That you have a mosquito bite on your right ear.
9. Why is Good Friday a good day to cut your hair? So that you will have a good Saturday and a good Sunday.
10. What should you give a friend who gives you a knife as a gift? A fork and a spoon.