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'Goodnight , sleep tight!' PDF
Monday, 21 June 2010 00:00
 

The origin of the phrase 'Goodnight , sleep tight!' is fascinating. 

Apparently in Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on.

Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight!'
 


 

 

 

Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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