Yesterday I learned about the possible root for the expression, “to be on cloud nine.” Clouds are categorized according to shape, size, height etc, and are therefore numbered. Cloud Nine is the softest and fluffiest of them all. Hence, to be on cloud nine.
Followed by: Pedigree. Which comes from the French phrase “Pie du grue” or storks foot. When viewing a family tree, offspring are shown as decending from their parents using lines which look like storks feet. Also, the wrestling position the pedigree looks like a storks foot when viewed from above.
Interesting? Got any for Tom to learn?