Posted by Brenda Godfrey on August 05, 2003
In Reply to: Jacob's joint. I always thought it was Jacob's joins, meaning to share, but now realise it should logically be 'joint' posted by Brenda Godfrey on August 05, 2003
: : The phrase is used of a shared meal - where everybody brings something and puts it on a table for people to help themselves.
: : It is commonly used in the mountainous area of Lancashire and Yorkshire but I have not found it used outside.
: : But what does it mean and is it used elsewhere?