Sunday, June 01, 2008

Casting clouts in June

"Hooray! May is out ...
And we are officially allowed to cast our clouts whereever we please. A 'clout' in the old English proverb 'Ne'er cast a clout till May be out' is any warm garment that shouldn't be removed until the balmy days of June [...] Research reveals the Spanish have similar wise sayings apparently.... 'En mayo, busca la vieja el sayo.'"

Selvedge on-line newsletter June 2008


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