Today I am taking part in a blog hop that
Brenda at BYG Adventures hosts.
In this hop she asks us to
This week we are to ponder the word watch.
So, here I go a pondering.
I have thought about this before so it isn’t a new pondering.
Why are watches called watches?
Shouldn’t they be called little clocks? Or portable clocks?
When I went to Wikipedia to find out about watches I learned they are “watches”:
1) from an Old English word “woecce” that means watchman.
2) sailors called them watches because they used them to
keep track of the time of their “watches”.
Okay, I guess those explanations make some sense.
But why are pocket watches called pocket watches?
Why aren’t they pocket clocks?
And why are wrist watches called wrist watches?
Seems to me they should be called wrist clocks.
Now that wrist watches can do everything imaginable I think they should be called
So there is my pondering for today.