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Re: Swear on my lovers wife

Posted by RRC on February 22, 2008 at 19:42:

In Reply to: Re: Swear on my lovers wife posted by Victoria S Dennis on February 22, 2008 at 11:27:

: : : : My dad always used to "swear on my lovers wife". What did he mean?

: : : I suspect it was a jokey variation on "swear on my mother's life". (VSD)

: : But wouldn't the person care very little about the lover's wife? And everyone loves his mother, right?

: Yes; that why it I said it would be a *jokey* variation. (VSD)

And it's the father's lover's wife. His wife's wife? His boyfriend's wife? I think this oath has its fingers crossed behind its back.