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Timon
431975.  Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:21 pm Reply with quote

Gretna Green is famous for its connection to clandestine weddings. This arose from the fact that Gretna/Gretna Green was the first stop over the Scottish border on the London to Edinburgh stage coach route. Couples eloped to Scotland because wedding license and age restrictions where less strict. Even today weddings in Gretna Green are said to account for 6% of the Scottish total.
Weddings and Las Vegas have become synonymous for much the same reason as Gretna Green. Las Vegas weddings claim to account for upward of 5% of the USA total - more than all the marriages in Scotland.
I imagine this must be a phenomenon that is echoed in other countries, does anyone have any information on this?

Edit: God my spelling is attrocious!


Last edited by Timon on Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:43 am; edited 2 times in total

 
Celebaelin
431980.  Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:59 pm Reply with quote

Timon wrote:
Edit: God my spelling is attrocious!

Not least in the regard that you seem to think Vegas begins with an A.

 
Timon
431988.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:40 am Reply with quote

OK second edit... I have changed my original nonsensical header from LA to LV, lest this whole thread be dedicated to my idiocy.
Thanks Celebaelin.

 
Alfred E Neuman
431989.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:41 am Reply with quote

Yes, I can confirm that your spelling sucks in South Africa too :-)

 
suze
432113.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:03 am Reply with quote

Staying in Nevada, Reno used to be popular for clandestine weddings as well, since Nevada's marriage laws were easier than most. Although in the twentieth century it acquired rather the opposite reputation; Nevada also had liberal divorce laws, and people traveled to Reno to end their marriages.

 
Arcane
432125.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:29 am Reply with quote

Like that famous episode in MASH - "Dear John.... from Reno..."

 
Timon
432137.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:42 am Reply with quote

Alfred E Neuman wrote:
Yes, I can confirm that your spelling sucks in South Africa too :-)


Danke menear.

 
Alfred E Neuman
432196.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:25 am Reply with quote

Ummmm.... How do I put this delicately? That would be "Dankie Meneer" :-)

 
Timon
432200.  Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:29 am Reply with quote

Alfred E Neuman wrote:
Ummmm.... How do I put this delicately? That would be "Dankie Meneer" :-)


Not if my spelling is bad in SA - it was a joke my bru. Don't worry you will get it just now.

 

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