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4th May
2007
written by tom
Honeymoons are strange things, aren't they? It's supposed to be ... what, exactly? According to this site,
The original purpose of the honeymoon was to keep the captive wife hidden until the groom could get her pregnant.
Nice. Very Neanderthal, to-the-point, and not quite correct. Another, more credible theory (supported by the Online Etymology Dictionary) captures the term's ambiguity as well as the fleeting nature of 16th century life:
Honeymoon - The word first appears in the 16th century. The honey is a reference to the sweetness of a new marriage. And the moon is not a reference to the lunar-based month, but rather a bitter acknowledgment that this sweetness, like a full moon, would quickly fade.
So, where will you find Jen and I after tying the knot? (We hope you won't find us at all). Believe it or not, we've found the perfect spots, somewhere that allows a degree of seclusion and adventure. We plan to spend 14 days in Mexico and Cuba.
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