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.

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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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