Thursday, July 6, 2017

Eat humble pie

The potential original origin of this phrase dates back to the 14th century and a rather unsavory kind of pie. Specifically a pie of offal. *gag* Back then offal was called "umble(s)" so people who were poorer and couldn't afford the expensive meats, i.e. non-offal, ate umble pies. The thought is the expression morphed into a figurative one for humility due to the humble station one has to be living in to eat offal pie. (source)

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