Thursday, April 26, 2012

Keep Your Nose To The Grindstone: Origins

You ever wonder where the expression, keep your nose to the gindstone, came from? Steve Melton, a farmer and collector of antique farm equipment, Dade City, Florida, explained.

Steve Melton, Dade City, Fla., standing infront of grist mill
explaining origins of the expression
Keep Your Nose To The Grindstone

He said it started in the Grist mill industry. Grist Mills use two large grind stones to convert grains into flour. And if the stones rub together they can get dull and smell. he explains it better in the clip below.


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