In Jug : Phrases
Alfonso was thrown in the jug for his outspoken reviews about the communist government.
The Scottish Jougs was an iron ring fastened to a wall and used as a pillory. The name in turn derived from the Old French Joug (yoke).
Alternative: The Mexican-Spanish word juzgado (prison), simplified by early English speaking settlers to jug.
The Scottish version outdates the Mexican version.
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