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Re: Hells half acre

Posted by David FG on April 02, 2011 at 08:30

In Reply to: Hells half acre posted by Karen on April 02, 2011 at 06:50:

: I live in Canada. Having grown up in the Maritime Provinces we used the phrase 'hells half acre' and I am curious as to where it came from and maybe even where that acre is.

I'm not sure how much, if at all, this helps, but 'God's Acre' is a reference to the churchyard. What 'Hell's half-acre' is or was I am afraid I don't know. Some area of a town/village used for unGodly purposes?

DFG