Monday, May 9, 2011


It is thought that the saying "pulling your leg" originated from the custom in the Middle Ages of hanging people in such a creative way that the victims often choked slowly and in agony. To put an end to their sufferings, pals or relatives of the suffocating victims would pull down hard on their legs in order to snap their necks.


froggy said...

You could also pay someone to do it for you - hoping they wouldn't take the money and then leave... when I despair of the way we treat each other these days - I remember it has been much, much worse.