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    Default Re: Best Deals This Fall

    Acorns are produced in Fall
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    Default Re: Best Deals This Fall

    After a bit of research:

    "Legend has it that Bert The Daft of Cumbria birthed the alteration of time in the early Bronze Age. Frequently wishing to keep drinking beyond the last bell in The Cross Keys, Bert came up with the idea of swapping the time candle with a longer one, adding approximately one hour before the landlord closed the doors.

    6 months later, Bert decided to add another hour, but had too many Theakstons and reduced the candle instead. The patrons found out and ridiculed Bert by coining the honorific Bert The Daft. To save face (and being the King) Bert declared it a law.

    Many myths have sprung forth in an effort to save embarrassment, including, pagan rites at the solstice, helping farmers harvest cans of baked beans and keeping the peasants in a state of confusion."

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    fall as a term for autumn almost certainly originated due to the shedding of leaves from decidious trees with which most of england was once covered and whole areas of the ground were carpeted in autumn, you could hardly miss them

    'autumn' was a term used by the 'educated' and only came into general use when education for the masses arrived in the latter part of the 1800s

    this probably explains why fall is in general use in the USA, because they went their own way before this event [with their own education system] and kept a lot of the old terms that the british education system sidelined

    of course many of us up here in the county of Jorvik [York] still hold to our roots, be they danish, saxon, roman, whatever... including the way we speak

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    them too; most of the trees were oak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    Yes, it began in GB and lost favour in C17 just as the language went overseas.

    Mixing the two together is, however, just daft.

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    C17? is that circa or century [which would be 1600s]

    either way a bit early methinks
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    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    C17? is that circa or century [which would be 1600s]
    either way a bit early methinks
    The Pilgrim Fathers hit the US in 1620.
    I'm sure the Fall had been stowed.

    Without any evidence, the Hillbilly cadence is Elizabethan (d. 1604?) so my wet finger suggests the origin date is close.

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    either way you meant the C17, a bit early for it falling out of fashion in GB - not as I say that it necessarily did in the vernacular, depending where you are
    Last edited by handrawn; 24 September 2020 at 02:41 PM. Reason: early not late - you got me confused now ;)
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