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.