The humble Dandelion is flowering across the UK right now. Growing up, it was called the Pissy Bed, although I had no clue why. Thanks to the power of Google, I now know that the weed got its eloquent name from bed wetting diuretic properties and a French/English translation of pissenlit.
- Pissenlit is a noun conjugated from the verb pisser, to piss, and the noun, lit, meaning bed.
The flour delice furth spred his hevinly hew,
Flour dammes, and columby blank and blew;
Seyr downis smaill on dent de lion sprangGavin Douglas