Does anybody actually cry over spilled milk?
Well, I am sure a baby might, especially if it goes all over him or her. But that saying … why would anybody cry over it?
Would you do the same for water?
Scratch that last one. Many people probably would.
The actual saying seems to be done two ways — “Don’t cry over spilled milk” and “don’t cry over spilt milk.”
Basically, don’t cry over something that’s happened that you can’t change.
According to the website Know Your Phrase, there’s not much on the history of this phrase outside of the earliest reference coming from a book in 1888.
How was it used? Some dude was just robbed of all his money, and then the saying appeared.
The website also notes the saying might go back to the 1600s from a book where a quote apparently reads “No weeping for shed milk.”
I kind of dig that one.
That brings us back to modern times, though.
Today is the beginning of the 20 Days of Chill Writing Challenge. It’s my hope that many reading this are also linking up and taking part in this challenge. If you want to plan ahead and see the “rules” as well as the dates and themes, click here. It will be 20 days worth of blogging bliss, or so I hope.
If not, it’ll be 20 days of blogging hell.
However you look to take it, so be it. You’re in, now. It’s like the Hotel California — you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
Just remember, there’s no crying in blogging. Especially over spilled milk.
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