So which side is the wrong side of the bed??
According to the Henry Holt Encyclopedia, the wrong side of the bed is the left side. It’s a superstition that goes back to the Romans. People have been saying other people got up on the wrong side of the bed, “awoke grouchy,” for over three centuries now. The expression, got up left foot forward tells the story.
The supposedly sinister nature of the left is reflected in many English superstitions and expressions…the belief that it is unlucky to put on your left shoe first, or to walk into a house left foot first.”
Could this be why the earlier generations were so eager to keep their children from being left-handed by forcing them to use their right hand?
Did anyone ever accuse you of this? Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
Taken from the Henry Holt Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins by Robert Hendrickson