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Posted by Shawn on February 08, 2001

I'm trying to fin the origin for a few sayings and stories that supposedly came from 14th or 15th century England.
Here are a couple... (if you can help me with any of these, please personally email me at
[email protected])

Did "graveyard shift" originate when scrach marks were found inside coffins that had been dug up, so they tied a string to the "dead" persons hand and lead it up to the surface. Someone had to stay there all night to see if they rang the bell?

"upper crust"
poor people were given the burnt bottom of bread, middle class was given the middle, and high class (upper class) was given the "uper crust" because it was considered the best part of the bread.