Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cinderella's Glass Slipper

I loved this little factoid:

"Cinderella's famous glass slipper was actually made of fur as was customary back in mediaeval times for the ladies of the chateaux. This confusion occurred because vair (fur) has the same sound as verre (glass). The peasants who told and retold the Cinderella story, not having fur slippers themselves, formed the quaint notion that Cinderella's slippers were made of twinkling glass." - Native Tongues, Charles Berlitz.

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