Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

Word Wednesday


Today’s word is SKIMMINGTON-

Skimmington is a procession through a village intended to bring ridicule on and make an example of a nagging wife or an unfaithful husband.

It dates from the late 1600s and comes from the use of a ladle or skimmer used to thrash the offender during the procession.

What an interesting way to make your spouse pay for their sins.