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    The word "Hitched compatriots" was writen in an on line article. Would you please explain what that means actually? THANKS.



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    Re: Hitched compatriots

    Without context, probably that the compatriots are joined together in some way.

    It really does help to have the full sentence.

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    Re: Hitched compatriots

    Thanks for the reply

    Here is the sentence.

    Canadian singles also can have a more difficult financial journey than their hitched compatriots.


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    Re: Hitched compatriots

    Right! They are men and women who are either married or in a stable relationship. They may have two incomes, as opposed to the one earned by a single person, plus possibly allowances on taxation.

    To get hitched = to get married. It derives from the term to harness horses to a carriage. You hitch them up.

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    Re: Hitched compatriots

    Another etymological digression: the idea of linking is present in the word 'conjugal': Latin jugum [=yoke - a piece of equiment used to join farm animals: http://www.thehinefamily.com/images/...nch%20yoke.gif ] So it all comes back to farm animals, one way or the other!). And of course 'Yugoslavia' (which underlines the need for a happy marriage; there was a 'shotgun wedding' if ever there was one! )

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