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Posted by Chris Cameron on March 20, 2010 at 16:09

I've been told the term P.U. comes from the Signeurial system in the New World, in that the deceased Signeurs were buried (not very deeply) directly under their 'pew', making it the most undesirable seat in the Church, because of the smell. What might be the potential validity of this? It seems an example of popular etymology.

  • Pew Victoria S Dennis 20/March/10