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By Jove

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By Jove

A Congratulations card featuring a rhea and text ‘By Jove, Congratulations’

Rheas are large, flightless birds with grey-brown plumage, long legs and long necks, similar to an ostrich but a bit smaller and more delicate in appearance.

By Jove is a phrase that means By Jupiter and is of course and exclamation of surprise. It is used either by upper-middle class people or by anyone with a sense of humour regarding the English social classes.

The word Jove comes from the Latin Iovis, which means to shine. Somewhere along the line the letter I was swapped and became a J and the word became Jupiter, the god of ancient mythology.

SKU: C0174

A rhea and text 'By Jove, Congratulations'
By Jove