Sunday, March 1, 2009

"In like a lion,
out like a lamb."
"For most locations, the average temperature at the end of the month is higher than at the beginning, so the proverb typically has some meteorological truth to it, but where did it come from?" the Weather Guys inquire.
"The phrase apparently has its origins with the constellations Leo, the Lion, and Aries, the ram or lamb. It has to do with the relative positions of these constellations in the sky at the beginning and end of the month."
To quote the legendary Paul Harvey,
whose voice was one of radio's most familiar and
sadly fell silent as he passed from this life yesterday,
"And now you know...the rest of the story."
He would also leave us with his upbeat,
"Good day!"
{photo one by flickr Pieter Pieterse, photo two by flickr law_Kevan,
photo three from paulharvey.com}

1 comment:

Steve said...

Very nice tribute to Paul Harvey. He was one of my favorites. And, I learned something new, interesting and useful about a phrase that I have heard and used for a long time. Good day!