吃醋

6 Feb

某些南方(south)地区,人们认为(think)在一个家庭(home)中不宜同时酿造两缸醋,否则必有一缸会坏掉。因此,在一个家庭中不应同时有两缸醋共存。借以暗喻: 一家人中只应保持一夫(husband)一妻(wife),否则妻妾之间难免会产生嫉妒。早在南北朝时《齐民要术》已多次提到“坏醋”现象,可见酿制的难度。然而家酿两缸,必坏一缸的说法较为牵强,但却反映了民间对一夫一妻婚制的希冀。

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