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    be born on the wrong side of the blanket

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “But thank God he’s tough.” “Thank God he is,” Rose agreed. “Since he was born on the wrong side of the blanket.” (Winsor’s “Wanderers Eastwards, Wanderers West”)

    be born on the wrong side of the blanket = be born out of the wedlock

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: be born on the wrong side of the blanket

    You're right, though I'd say out of wedlock.

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