https://www.duolingo.com/janey89

'Las esposas' = the wives / the handcuffs ?

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Errr... That's some interesting etymology. I wonder why this is?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

I see that's interesting! I had no idea.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/janey89
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Ohhh, so they're both derived from the idea of promises... That's interesting - thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered
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Don't get them unless you know how to pick them.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrigittaM2

Too funny. You've earned a lingot for that. May not need it, but there y'go. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AureliaUK
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I imagine the handcuffs (metaphorical) meaning evolved out of the original literal one. In English we have a similar idea when we talk about the shackles of matrimony.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tammythree

In old movies many men refer to their wives as the old ball and chain.

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