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Chris -- 2011-03-08
This may be no more than an unusual misspelling as alternative imagery – the loved one has an eating disorder for example – is unconvincing. ‘Betroughed’ could work for marriages of a good few years duration, a seven-year itch in a ditch perhaps, but it is clear that no such intent is meant. Only 23 ghits (but all unique ones Pat – I agree we should use no other, despite duplicates creeping in even then).
I’ve never married any one but my two betroughed husbands. I’ve never been seen in my intimate times by anyone in the public viewing area. ...
archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GAMBINO/2002-08/1028674998 – 5k – Cached
He hard Elizabeth Lowe reporte at [m.sup.r] Easte kitchen in hereinge of him and william Bartlet and others that Easte wife his [m.sup.rs] had betroughed …
www.ballofdirt.com/entries/16569/235178.html – 26k – Cached
Last edited by Peter Forster (2007-09-23 14:58:15)
Seven-year-itch in a ditch, eh? Here’s one more hit suggesting that this not a misspelling, but a normal part of human husbandry. The engagement is when the drinking starts.
one was a betroughal .. engagement to say … the other .. the actual marriage ….
Was Jesus married?