Friday, June 15, 2007
Our English Language
When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.
Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.
And that's the truth...Now, whoever said History was boring ! !
Got that in an e-mail today from a Conroe, Texas, friend.
There were more.
Note: The above is not the true meaning or the source of this saying, a dead ringer. Click here to find the truth.
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