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.’”

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  1. frankenduf says:

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

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  2. frankenduf says:

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

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  3. discordian says:

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

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  4. discordian says:

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

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  5. lermit says:

    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)

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  6. lermit says:

    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)

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  7. Auspex says:

    How nice that it falls during tomato and lettuce season.

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  8. Auspex says:

    How nice that it falls during tomato and lettuce season.

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