Thursday, July 16, 2009

Not in Your Plate

The strange-sounding French expression "ne pas être dans son assiette" – literally "not being in one's plate" - actually means feeling out of sorts or out of place.

The explanation seems to be that the word "assiette", which now means plate, previously referred to where or how you sat to eat, before plates were used at all.

Parting thot: "To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less." - Chu Hui Weng

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