Leap Day Proposal and Ines Gloves in case (incase) of Disappointment…(re-post)Posted: February 29, 2020
Just sayin’ – dievca never got her gloves 4 years ago…
Love is always a leap into the unknown. You can try to control as many variables, and understand a situation as you can, but you’re still jumping off a cliff and hoping that someone catches you. ~Lisa Kleypas
Women Propose to Their Men
According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years.
This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how leap day balances the calendar.
Gloves Hide Naked Ring Finger
In some places, leap day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day.
In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.
Ines Glove Company
Founded in 1999 and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The story starts when Ines longed for the elegance of the 1950’s,
read more about the beginning of Ines Gloves company.
In case vs. Incase:
Incase refers to being enclosed within. Like “Incase that ring finger in a glove”.
Also spelt encase.
Where as in case refers to doing something ‘in the event of’ or ‘as a precaution’. eg “you better have those 12 pairs of gloves around, just in case”