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From: Guy Etchells <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Non Gen,Old Sayings
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 08:07:47 +0100
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The practise of jumping the broomstick goes back to the slave days and beyond and
was a form of common law marriage where by jumping over a broom the couple were
considered to be married.
Christine Charles wrote:
> I went to an information day at my FHS & was told about "to marry over the
> It was an old saying when couples married without the blessing of the church or
> the law.
> Anyone know any more details of this practise and its prevalance?One lady there
> had heard about it as well but also didnt quite know its meaning
> > Hello Everybody, trying to compile a small collection of old sayings. As a
> > child my Mom and Dad would come out with the oddest sayings, which at the
> > time made no sense to me.
> > Things like,Wheres there's Muck, there's Money,
> > You Don't get owt for nowt,,just to name a couple.
> > If you have any odd sayings in your families, would you please send them to
> > me.
> > I am trying to leave some of this old English language to my American
> > grandchildren who think I am nuts when I use some of these odd expressions.
> > So if you would like to add your favorite expressions please send them along
> > to me.
> > Margaret in California
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