kristin. (ridethebrakes) wrote in linguaphiles,
kristin.
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I'm writing a novel for my Spanish class, and realized that the word for handcuffs is "esposas". Does anyone else think that this is sort of humorous, and could give me some kind of background on the origin of the verb "esposar", and/or why "handcuffs" and "wives" are the same word? I think it's kind of interesting. Cheers!
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