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July 19 is Flitch day


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which left be totally baffled.

Married Couples (not limited to newlyweds, though perhaps an emphasis placed on them) would be given a flitch if the lived in harmony for a year and a day.

A flitch is a side of bacon, hence the expression "taking home the bacon" which according to one site rarely happened. hmmmm.

on the other hand, if you couldn't prove you deserved a flitch, then you were given gammon.

gee whiz, now I had to look that up.

Basically gammon is a raw piece of meat. If it was cooked it is known as ham.

more useless info for you.

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Does the year and a day have to be consecutive? Out of my 30-odd (some very odd) years of marriage, I'm certain I could find 366 days of harmony...

Uh, one ought to look at the original marriage plan document to determine the definition of "harmony."

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The terms of the marriage document are subject to some interpretation. Her interpretation (obviously the RIGHT interpretation) apparently says that I shall love, worship, honor, obey, grovel, and have no opinion whatsoever unless she first tells me what my opinion is.

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The terms of the marriage document are subject to some interpretation. Her interpretation (obviously the RIGHT interpretation) apparently says that I shall love, worship, honor, obey, grovel, and have no opinion whatsoever unless she first tells me what my opinion is.

Mine has the exact same language. Must be a standardized prototype marriage document.

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The terms of the marriage document are subject to some interpretation. Her interpretation (obviously the RIGHT interpretation) apparently says that I shall love, worship, honor, obey, grovel, and have no opinion whatsoever unless she first tells me what my opinion is.

Mine has the exact same language. Must be a standardized prototype marriage document.

And that is as it should be :P

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I shall ... have no opinion whatsoever unless she first tells me what my opinion is.

This must be the source of the age old question:

If a man is in the woods alone, and there's no woman around, and he says something,

is he still wrong?

[The answer from about half the people I ask is, "YES!" Men seem to be less certain. :D ]

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