May 12, 2010

Q is for 'Mind your manners'

Jenny Matlock


Mind your Ps and Qs. :q

This meme is a perfect opportunity to be on our best behaviour , and watch our language. Ms Jenny keeps telling us that.  She is our teacher : Mind your P's and Q's is an incessant admonition among teachers, to their students, warning them to note the right-handed knob of the p's and the left-handed knob of the q's.

like this  .... :p q:  lol

It's a quirky idiom alright , and what is puzzling about it is the Q sound . It is thought to be an abbreviation of  'mind your pleases and thank yous'  but your guess is as good as mine . So there you have it .

I hope you enjoyed todays lesson as much as I have

Thank-you for stopping by and please come again

:p q:

23 comments:

  1. I think of the old Ma and Pa Kettle shows where he use to say that.."Mind your P's and Q's"
    You really should go see the video..it's not bad..

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  2. On my best behaviour here ... minding my ... you know whats!

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  3. Clever choice for Q! My grandmother used to tell me that all the time, and I never really thought about where the expression came from. Fun post. Kathy

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  4. I always wondered where that came from LOL.

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  5. Happy Qs!
    Best wishes
    Anna
    http://annasadornments.blogspot.com/2010/05/q-as-in-quilts-quartz-abc-wednesday.html

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  6. What a lovely Q post. This is fun.
    Have a nice day

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  7. Hahahahaha...cool...
    pleasure to know you...
    Mine is here
    Happy Sensational Thursday!
    hugs
    shakira

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  8. Thanks for stopping by. I never thought about what it means.

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  9. That was indeed a fun Q post! :)

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  10. Love this post what great idea

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  11. Kyous lol I never thought about that before! Great Q post!

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  12. What a fun "Q" post! You made me laugh!

    You are very qlever this week.

    Sorry! I think I need a nap!

    Thank you for participating in Alphabe-Thursday!

    Your contributions are always fun!

    A+

    PS My Grandma always used that phrase. Thanks for the sweet memory of her.

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  13. Very cute idea for your post...I'll be watchin mine...Peace and blessings

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  14. I like this a lot and don't think anyone else thought of it. What a fun and creative post. I guess you get to be the class monitor when Mrs. M's out of the room now. :)

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  15. great Q post. Q's are important!

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  16. I never thought of it. Edifying!

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  17. P's and Q's are something I have trouble minding all the time. Gets me into trouble quite a bit!

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  18. i never actually knew what it stood for, but i knew what it meant...thanks for the lesson!

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  19. I never knew exactly what the ps and qs stood for. Thanks for clarifying.

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  20. Ahhhh....clarity! Thanks for the Quick lesson, now I have one more Question I can answer from my kids!

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  21. Yh! How important are those ps and qs!!! Politeness costs us so little, but makes such a huge difference. :)

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  22. Ah yes, manners. Have been working on them with my boys...they don't understand the no elbows on the table. Sigh.

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