phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Origin of "from pillar to post"

Posted by Frank J. Mandriota on April 13, 2003

Mordock & Korash's "Word Origins" says From Pillar to Post originated with the Puritans when they placed wrongdoers first in the pillory then the whipping post.
Anyone have further information? The connection of pillar to pillory is tenuous.

Frank Please email if you have information - lifesciassoc@pipeline.com