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.

rumen-648637_640
So there you have it. Humble pie is just offal. (The management apologizes for the execrable pun.)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s