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Colonial Expressions: Why Do We Say That? Episode 3: Best Foot Forward

In this video short, Candiss explains the origin of the expression "Worth Your Salt." Today it "means you're competent and deserve what you're earning." Find out why your worth was measured in salt.

In this episode, Candiss explains the origin of the expression “Best Foot Forward”. Today it means to “behave very well in order to gain someone’s approval” but in Colonial times it wasn’t a saying as much as a social gesture.


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Scott House Journal, July 2024

This edition of the Scott House Journal features the Civil War letters of Edwin Darling Pickett who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg at age 28.

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