Thursday, August 13, 2015

Random Fact #24

Random Fact #24: A town crier could also be known as a "bellman" because they often carried bells with which to attract everyone's attention.

Source: Wikipedia's "Town crier" article

I was watching a cutscene from an Assassin's Creed game. In the scene, a town crier got everyone's attention by shouting "Oye, oye!" instead of "Hear ye, hear ye!" I wondered if that was common for town criers, so I hopped online to do a little informal research and discovered that interesting tidbit about the name "bellman." 

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