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.....how did the phrase " ladies first " start???

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Asked by ashok sharma, 04 Sep '12 03:56 pm
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Since the house of Jacob appears first in the instructions, and it refers to women, the theory follows that Moses had to speak first with the ladies. Probably this is the origin of the phrase 'ladies first'.
Answered by manvika, 04 Sep '12 03:59 pm

 
  
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Umhu laidies 1st nahi boyes 1st
Answered by Faisal Rehman, 04 Sep '12 04:16 pm

 
  
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....let it be "ladies first"......"ladies afterwards" kah kar aafat bulani hai kya ??

Just kidding...I donno at all.
Answered by Anita, 04 Sep '12 04:01 pm

 
  
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With the word "L" :)
Answered by Nauty, 04 Sep '12 04:00 pm

 
  
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Speculation abounds about the origin of this tradition. Some say it began during Victorian times. Others believe it stemmed from men being concerned about assassination attempts and walking behind women when entering or exiting buildings. We don't know if they were using the women as shields, or if they were being chivalrous in fending off rear attacks.

Our favorite answer, however, comes from "By the Light of My Father's Smile," by Alice Walker: "It is because, in the early days, if we were permitted to walk behind the man, we would run away. If we were kept in front, they could keep an eye on us."

According to Chabad.org, a site that reports on Judaism and the Torah, the "ladies first" rule is a very old tradition. The story goes that when Moses was instructed to inform the people of Israel about the Torah, he was told to "speak to the house of Jacob, and tell the sons of Israel." Since the house of Jacob appears first in the instructions, and it refers to women, the theory fol ...more
Answered by Psycho, 04 Sep '12 03:59 pm

 
  
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No idea...sorry....
Answered by sharfaziz, 04 Sep '12 03:59 pm

 
  
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Once upon a time one love couple committed to suicide, boy jumped 1st from d top of d hill, but after that girl cant do such.........
so from that day it is sail that'' ladies first''
Answered by mili, 04 Sep '12 03:59 pm

 
  
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Dats a gentelmans words a sign of respect toward a woman
Answered by QUEENIE ELLY, 04 Sep '12 03:59 pm

 
  
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