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Ps and Qs

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by burban89, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. burban89

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    "Mind your own Ps and Qs"

    I havent heard it since I was a kid, but it got brought up in conversation today. Dose anyone know what the P and Q stands for?:dunno:
     
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    Pints and Quarts. Old pub term, bartenders used it when things were getting rowdy. :D
     
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    Pints and Quarts!
     
  4. pauly383

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    Ahhh, the days when Americans kept their home problems at home , and no one cared if you spanked your kids .

    You don't need to mind your P's and Q's anymore , its already legislated for you .
     
  5. burban89

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    Never would have guessed that one. I like that might have to start using it again. :grin:
     
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    • It originated in British pubs as an abbreviation for "mind your pints and quarts." Supposedly this warned the barkeep to serve full measure, mark the customer's tab accurately, etc.
    • It meant "mind your pea (jacket) and queue." Queues (pigtails) were often powdered, and wifeypoo was telling hubby to keep the cruddy kid stuff off his collar. An even dumber variation of this involves "pieds," French for "feet," and says minding your p's and q's means combing your hair and polishing your shoes, or something like that.
    • P and q stands for "prime quality." According to the Oxford English Dictionary, to be P and Q was a regional expression meaning top quality. It first shows up in a bit of doggerel from 1612: "Bring in a quart of Maligo, right true: And looke, you Rogue, that it be Pee and Kew."
     
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    You might get your ass kicked for saying that in a bar nowaday's though.






    Dood-"Hey buddy that's my girl your talking too"
    Dooder-"Hey free game buddy"
    Dood-:get's in face of Dooder:"You got a problem?"
    Barkeep-"Hey mind your P's,and Q's"
    Dood-"WTF?"
    Dooder-"Did he call us gay?"
    Dood,and Dooder-attack Barkeep..
     
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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Whoever said you can't learn anything here.:D
     
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    Can Can. I'm waiting for the deletion. :deal:
     
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Mind your P's & Q's at the Speakeasy.
     

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