I have always been fascinated by words and their meanings and the one that recently caught my eye was the word Shivaree.
What does it mean?
“A shivaree on Virginia Street brought these youngsters together to bang pots and make noise on the occassion of the Shovlin family wedding” – Debbie Bowman Shea, Irish Butte
In 19th-century rural America, a newly married couple might be treated to a mock serenade, performed with pots, pans, homemade instruments,, and other noisemakers.
Interestingly enough, Shivaree is also the name of an American alternative pop/rock band which was formed in 1997 and officially separated in 2007
You learn something new every day.