Did You Know Facts – Born with a silver spoon

Did You Know Facts #20

Did you know this strange fact about the evolution of the phrase born with a silver spoon?

Spoons were often used to feed infants and were known as “pap boats”. Expensive and elaborate versions were available to those who could afford it. The expression “born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth” probably evolved around the 16th century.

Did You Know Facts - Born with a silver spoon

 

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Information source: Facts Random History

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