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Encyclopedia > Humble Pie

For the hard rock band of the same name, see Humble Pie (band). Hard rock is a form of rock and roll music which finds its closest roots in early 1960s garage rock. ... After leaving The Small Faces at, literally, the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott joined the fledgling trio that he had helped to form, Humble Pie. ...


To eat humble pie, in common usage, is to apologize and face humiliation for a serious error.


The expression derives from umble pie, which was a pie filled with liver, heart and other offal, especially of cow. These parts were known as umbles, and since they were considered inferior food, in medieval times the pie was often served to lower-class people. A slice of strawberry-rhubarb pie à la mode A pie is a baked dish, with a baked shell usually made of pastry that covers or completely contains a filling of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, cheeses, creams, chocolate, custards, nuts, or other sweet or savoury ingredient. ... The liver is an organ in vertebrates, including humans. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ... Offal is the entrails and internal organs of a butchered animal. ... Look up Cow on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Cow may refer to: Cattle regardless of sex (in vernacular usage). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


Although "umbles" and the modern word "humble" are etymologically unrelated, each word has appeared both with and without the initial "h" after the Middle Ages until the 19th century. The similarity of the two words was probably a significant factor in the evolution of "eat humble pie" as an idiom. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not compositional—that is, whose meaning does not follow from the meaning of the individual words of which it is composed. ...


See also

To eat boiled crow is to be proven wrong after having strongly expressed your opinion. ...

External link

  • Eating crow (and other indigestibles) - World Wide Words

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Eat humble pie (373 words)
Umbles were used as an ingredient in pies, although the first record of 'umble pie' in print is as late as the 17th century.
The adjective humble, meaning 'of lowly rank' or 'having a low estimate of oneself' derived separately from umbles, which derives from Latin and Old French words for loins.
The similarity of the sound of the words, and the fact that umble pie was often eaten by those of humble situation could easily have been the reason for 'eat humble pie' to have come to have its current idiomatic meaning.
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