Humble Pie

Did you know that the humble of humble pie isn’t the same humble as the humble of humility?
Apparently the pie used to be umble pie – umbles being the heart, kidneys, liver and lungs of a meat animal, usually deer. The word umble itself comes from numble (or nomble) meaning, basically, offal.

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So there you have it. Humble pie is just offal. (The management apologizes for the execrable pun.)

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