“You may be jogging whiles your boots are green”William Shakespeare – Taming of the Shrew
It’s time for a weekly quotation-inspired image, and I decided to go with Shakespeare this week. I saw someone questioning the meaning of jogging this week, and decided to research its origins. It originated in England in the mid-sixteenth century, when its meaning was closer to leave than to run. It gradually developed into quick movement, and much later, in the 1960s, it developed its current meaning of gentle running exercise in the US and Australia, and is now both a much-used word and much-performed activity.
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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 4 September 2019