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Re: Know by heart

Posted by Adrian on October 11, 2002

In Reply to: Know by heart posted by Michael Reed on October 11, 2002

: Can anyone here tell me why we use the phrase "Know it by heart?" - - We were having this discussion here at work and no one seems to know.

: Thanx,

: Michael

This probably comes from the time where the heart was thought to be the thinking organ-the phrase 'known by brain' or 'known by mind' never caught on.