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Strange customs: Have You Ever Wondered, WHY?

1. WHY:

Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes
have buttons on the left?
BECAUSE:
When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily
by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push
buttons on the right through holes on the left.  Because wealthy women
were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right!
And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.

2. WHY:
Why do ships and aircraft use ‘mayday’ as their call for help?
BECAUSE:
This comes from the French word m’aidez – meaning ‘help me’ – and is
pronounced, approximately, ‘mayday.’   Continue reading

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