Bringing home the bacon

The tall person told me that there are a lot of pigs in the villages in the Georgian countryside. They wander everywhere and sometimes stray into the road and cause a traffic jam.

He said that seeing them wandering by the side of the road reminded him of the phrase “bring home the bacon.” He explained that in the twelfth century, a church in the English town of Dunmow promised a side of bacon to any married man who could swear before the congregation and God that he had not quarreled with his wife for a year and a day. A husband who could bring home the bacon was held in high esteem by the community for his forbearance.

Hmm, this pig is certainly bringing home the bacon.

20 thoughts on “Bringing home the bacon

  1. I always wondered where that saying came from Bassa. Have I ever told you what a wealth of knowledge the tall person is? You’re very lucky to have him. BTW, that is a BIG pig!

  2. The Dunmow Flitch – I think they still do it occasionally. Also reminds me of the cows that wander around in Woodford.

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