Deals or promises are now made with a handshake, signature or a hand-on-heart gesture. In the past however people were a little more ‘nuts’ and oaths involved a lot more balls…
According to The King James Bible and Hebrew scriptures, people would often cup another man’s balls while swearing oaths.
The root of the Latin word ‘testis’ means to testify. Testicle takes the root of the word as they are testament to a person’s gender and status as a man.
The reason this trend died is not clear, but WUWO blames Speedos and herpes (the same reasons our team holiday got cancelled last year).
However, there are some advantages of a love-nut-cup agreement instead of handshakes if a firm grip and three shakes is still appropriate.
Comment below and tell us what historic agreements would be better with a testicle oath.