And Today Is…

July 19 is Flitch Day, a surviving relic from Medieval England in which married couples appear before a “mock court.” Those who can prove that they had “lived in harmony and fidelity” for the past twelve months were awarded a flitch, defined as a “salted and cured side of bacon.” According to Thinkquest.org, “very few [couples] ‘took home the bacon.'”


frankenduf

if not, in medieval anywhere, they would stone the woman

discordian

It's also the feast day of Servant of God Francis Garces and Companions.
And Wicenty name day in Poland.

lermit

That is solved very easily, in three easy steps:

- Take a pig or three.
- Ask for a good recipy.
- Fry them.

It's usually a high and fast rush. It works in different realms. Bad consequences for cholesterol, though. Isn't this unfair?

.lermit (contemporary)

Auspex

How nice that it falls during tomato and lettuce season.

prosa

Amusing but serious question: could the expression "makin' bacon" be related to Flitch Day?

Kent

What does this post have to do with Freakonomics?

frankenduf

if not, in medieval anywhere, they would stone the woman

discordian

It's also the feast day of Servant of God Francis Garces and Companions.
And Wicenty name day in Poland.

lermit

That is solved very easily, in three easy steps:

- Take a pig or three.
- Ask for a good recipy.
- Fry them.

It's usually a high and fast rush. It works in different realms. Bad consequences for cholesterol, though. Isn't this unfair?

.lermit (contemporary)

Auspex

How nice that it falls during tomato and lettuce season.

prosa

Amusing but serious question: could the expression "makin' bacon" be related to Flitch Day?

Kent

What does this post have to do with Freakonomics?