hatches, matches, and despatches

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hatches, matches, and despatches

A phrase once used to refer to the sections of newspapers that discussed births, weddings, and deaths. "Despatch" is a variant spelling of "dispatch." No, those two did get married—I saw it in the hatches, matches, and despatches.
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hatches, matches, and despatches

the births, marriages, and deaths columns in a newspaper. humorous, dated
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