Being Lily-Livered Is Not Fun at All
April 10, 2017 1:30pm CST
I was watching a rerun of the old sitcom, "Laverne and Shirley." It was the character Squiggy who called someone "lily-livered." We used to hear one cowboy after another call someone "lily-livered" in those old TV Westerns that flooded our TVs back in the day. In medieval days, it was the good old liver that was the organ that held courage. If the liver possessed by a human was filled with red blood, that person was brave as could be. The liver of a coward was drained of blood and was thought to be as a pale as a lily, probably a white lily, and perhaps, a pale pink one. I have been "lily-livered" at times due to my fear of heights. Driving in the city of Chicago definitely has my liver the color of a white lily! Most of us are "lily-livered" at times, and at other times, our livers are filled with blood a plenty!
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Apr 17
Courage can fail us sometimes and we would not be human if it did not. A lot of people have a fear of heights it takes courage to admit it that is what it takes courage therefore you cannot be lily livered.
• United States
13 Apr 17
@TheHorse If Sis sees a black eye she faints. Not sure why she is a fainter, but we had to be ready to catch her. She fainted when she saw her scar from a surgical procedure. I actually sewed her a covering she could wear in the shower to cover the scar from a surgical procedure when she took a shower. What a wimp! I will let you keep your blood!!!