Where did mind your p and q come from?

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The phrase 'mind your Ps and Qs' is a shortened way of saying mind your peace and quiet. It is an old time way of telling somebody to be quiet and sit still.
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There are several theories on where the term mind your p and q came from. One theory is it came from pub owners telling the barkeep to mind (or keep track of) their pints and quarts. Another theory which makes better sense, is teachers teaching children to write to mind their p's and q's when writing them in lower case. The reasoning behind this is because the p and q can be turned around to resemble the other.
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