Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Why 'Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve?'

You know them when you hear them. Weird phrases that pop up around certain holidays and leave you thinking seriously where did that come from? Well today you can cross one off your list!

It was once believed that the heart was the center of all emotion. In the Middle Ages, men would pull a woman's name out of a bowl. This would be the man's Valentine. To show his devotion, the man would wear the paper containing the woman's name on his sleeve for a week. This soon became known as 'wearing your heart on your sleeve'. So maybe this February 14th write your Valentine's name on paper and pin it to your sleeve...I double dog dare you!


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