Talk:Year and a day rule

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In mediaeval England, a runaway serf became free after a year and a day. Hence the saying "Town air makes free."

How exactly does that saying following from the "year and a day" rule?

Because "town air" sounds like "year an' a day"? Obviously it also sounds like a public place ("the town") ie if you are in the 'town air' (place) for a 'town air' (which sounds like 'year an' a day') you become free. so, it's a pun or double entendre. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.88.122.226 (talk) 23:40, 24 May 2008 (UTC)