Useless Information #1


My Dad sent me the most interesting email over the weekend and I wanted to share some of the information from it with you, a little at a time.

Useless Information #1 – but stuff that’s fun to know anyway.

Where did the expression “Piss Poor” come from?

Back in the old days, they used to use urine to tan animal skins. Families would all pee in a pot and then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery.

If you had to do this to survive, you were “piss poor”.

But there were really poor folks who couldn’t even afford to buy the pot…

They “didn’t have a pot to piss in” and were the lowest of the low.

Not really sure how factual this information is, but I thought it sounded close enough to be true.


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