July 26, 2005

Kate. Pure as poo.

Kate writes:

This is what you learn while being a loser and watching too much TV...

I know that Kate is derived from Katherine and traditionally has been known to mean 'pure of heart'. Which is what I am. But I learnt this weekend that 'pure' used to mean something entirely different in medieval times.

Purification was and still is part of the tanning process. 'Pure' used to mean 'dog poo'. Literally. I laughed so hard, I almost fell off the couch.

So now I'm no longer pure of heart, I'm just full of sh!t. Ironic, innit?

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