• The lowest form of accommodation in Victorian
England was access to bend over a rope for the
night at the price of a penny. Usually used by
drunken sailors who had spent all their money
drinking. It's said to be the origin of the term
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    • What do you do with a drunken sailor? Bend them over a rope apparently
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    • I would say the floor is better but considering the sanitary conditions of that time....
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    • I’d rather sleep on the ground
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    • Oh but when I want to hang myself from a rope , it’s called “attempted suicide.”
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    • NOPE. The term hangover was originally used to describe work that went unfinished and had to be carried on to the next day. The term wasnt used to describe the after effects of alcohol until the early 20th century.
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    • Oh those poor back muscles and spines
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    • Hangin' with the boys.
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    • I feel like some slick mf payed to use two ropes and then tied a sheet or blanket between them and now hammocks exist. Not sure but i could see that play out
      eassonova 20 jun
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    • Forget beds, just get me a rope.
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    • Something about "access to a rope they can hang over" is hilarious
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    • Pov: you have been a naught sailor and need punished. Now bend over.
      Abella 20 jun
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    • I think this is were the phrase " I could sleep on a clothesline" started.
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    • Can’t choke on your vomit that way I guess
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    • WHAT DO YOI DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR? WHAT DO YOI DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR? WHAT DONYOO DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR, EARLIE IN THE MORNING
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    • Those are just blubby ropes
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    • yeah... not true
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    • Wow that is horrible, I can only imagine and commend those brave souls for sleeping like that with a pounding headache.
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    • no fucking way that’s more comfortable than just sleeping on the ground
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    • I’d fuck them
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    • Drunking
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    • What if we kissed on the sleeping rope 🤫😣😘
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    • Voyance 21 jun
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    • What’s the point of hanging over a rope?
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    • Yeah man just get a bunch of cheap rope and form some makeshift hammocks out them
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    • So that’s what you’ll do with a drunken sailor…
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    • Fact checker you big Fucking need, where’s my fact check
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    • Hmmmm
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    • (X) doubt
      CaelumRex 21 jun
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    • Huh
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    • but laying on the floor would be much more comfortable
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    • This was posted yesterday! What are those iFunny monkeys doing?!
      monkie87 20 jun
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    • so that's what you do with a drunken sailor
      Bert_ 20 jun
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    • Well ill be damned, it is true.
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    • content not available more
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    • These rich motherfuckers over here with a rope
      BeakerPD 23 jun
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    • I'd just lay on the ground...
      Nik04 23 jun
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    • This simply isn’t true. Prisoners would use these ropes in workhouses, no one in their right mind would pay money for that
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    • Wtf just lay on the fucking ground
      DashMan 23 jun
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    • Why not just lay down
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    • InfoChecker
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    • I made half an attempt to look this up, and it could've happened. Sitting on benches though, with your arms thrown over a rope in front of you, on a cold city night, to keep from getting robbed, to keep out of the mud, rain and wind, sandwiched in tight for warmth and to hold each other up...
      garfarkle 22 jun
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    • ...pennies? In Victorian England?
      Cyphos_ 22 jun
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    • But why?
      derobsh 22 jun
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    • Good for your back but bad for breathing.
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    • I summon the moonknight fact check meme
      maestro2 22 jun
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    • Rope burn
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    • Bed for 20... but ill give you a line of rope for say... 3. Whaddya say???
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    • Or... now get this... just slept on the fucking floor
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    • Yeaaaa, Imma vomit
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    • RIP info checker
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    • Get you some ropes that get you that chedda😤😤😤
      IPatron 22 jun
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    • False
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    • We should bring those back
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    • This was during the depression lol
      Ceramic 22 jun
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    • Wouldent you rather just sleep on the ground?
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    • Drying out the smelly laundry
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    • Hang em with the boys until he’s sober, hang em with the boys until he’s sober, HANG EM WOTH THE BOYS UNTIL HES SOBER EARLY IN THE MORNING
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    • Seems shady to me.
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    • Or... Hear me out.. You could like, sleep on the floor?
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    • Europeans are filthy rats
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    • Aren’t pennies American currency..
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    • When I saw the picture I thought it was a torture device
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    • I guess if you're drunk you can fall asleep that way.
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    • Looked this up, no it's called a hangover because it hangs over from the night before. About the rope thing apparently that was something homeless shelters in London set up for homeless people to use instead of beds.
      Gameling 22 jun
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    • The term "son of a gun" came from us gunner mates
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    • Now how come when black people was hanging from ropes it was racist?
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    • “ I woke up hung over”
      _pafy 21 jun
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    • The way they're all flapping about is where we get the term hung
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    • What are you doing step sailor?
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    • It would be better to just pass out in an alley. Cheaper too.
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    • Would hurt so bad
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    • I’d rather sleep on the ground tbh
      mrmac011 21 jun
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    • Sub to my page for the good stuff😘
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    • wouldnt a penny back then be a couple bucks now?
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    • You got a penny? No? We aint hanging em up leave em on the floor
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    • What is a penny to today's standards?
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    • They had cameras Victoriano England
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    • She also "piss poor"
      AndyRando 21 jun
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    • This is dope cuz u can go from sleep to puking with no effort
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    • Nice
      Wack1333 21 jun
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    • Seems like just sleeping on the ground would be more comfortable and free.
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    • Hanging out... hung over.. wait a minute
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    • I want a refund the rope broke
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    • When my people hanged from a rope it was called jim crow
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    • Not true but I wish it were
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    • I would rather walk into the woods and die than sleep like that
      pjolah 21 jun
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    • Suicide/murder cover ups were invented shortly after.
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    • Perfect position to clap some cheeks
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    • Yeah that's actually not the origin of the word but a pretty cool fact nonetheless
      squorsh 21 jun
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    • Why the fuck didnt they just lay down on hay and shit
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    • I feel like this is bullshit.
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    • WHAT WILL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR
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    • I call bs
      shibby69 21 jun
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    • I’m hungover now, hating life
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