Evolution of the Peg
When teaching children, you are always looking for ways to teach concepts. Working on the concept of adding a beginning letter to the ending “eg.” Example _ eg, beg, keg, leg, peg. Using a worksheet that had been produced some years ago. The question is soon asked, “What is a keg and a peg?”
This worksheet had a picture of each item that they were wanting to fill the blanks. There was a barrel so that one was easy enough to satisfy for an answer to “What is a keg?” There are not many three letter words that have the ending of “eg.”
Keg – for those who watch westerns, have travelled or live in wine country, know that is a barrel in which wine is stored. It has a spout in which the wine can be removed after it has aged. The dictionary definition is a small barrel.
Now for the peg.
This one presented a history lesson. The picture was of an item that we now call the clothes pin or chip clip.
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