Thursday, November 1, 2007

Another expression that has origins in the world of printing was brought to my attention today: "Mind your P's and Q's". Simply enough, going again back to the days of letterpress, this expression comes from the fact that the P and the Q in lowercase are easily confused, especially since printers work with the backwards image of things. Often there would be mistakes where the word might read: comquany, instead of company. Funny, I know. haha.

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