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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Translating Born On The Wrong Side Of The Blanket

In case you're not familiar with the phrase, it was a polite way of saying something quite rude. The current legal phrase for those born on the wrong side of the blanket in New York is "non-marital child." Prior to 1993, the proper legal phrase, and it was used in the statutes, was "bastard."

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