Tender-hooks or Tenterhooks

via Daily Prompt: Tenterhooks

I always thought it was ‘Tender-hooks’… I presumed in my mind that ‘tender-hooks’ were steel hooks that a Butcher hung meat on to tenderise it… in other words; hung out to dry or tenderise.

It was only a few years ago I found out that it was ‘Tenterhooks’ and not ‘Tender-hooks’…  What a disappointment.  I still think Tender-hooks is better, only the Welsh could think up a word like Tenterhooks… and thats fairdinkum.

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