Saturday, January 15, 2005

The cat's out of the bag

In medieval England, piglets were sold in the open markets. The pig was usually kept in a bag, to make it easy for the buyer to take the pig home.

Sometimes, an unscrupulous merchant might trick the buyer and put a large cat in the bag instead. If the shopper was clever and looked in the bag to check, then the cat was literally out of the bag.

Today was another hot day, 36 degrees Celsius.

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