And once civil divorce has been achieved, as backwards as it seems, then maybe civil marriage will follow.
"I'll never forget the time I sent a model down the runway with her shirt on backwards," he says.
He had the casual demeanor of a surfer, with blond hair and a backwards baseball cap.
Speaking up about this backwards philosophy is actually how she got the gig.
Since bandwidth has become reasonable, paying extra for it feels like a backwards move.
Yes, here were a pair of ruts leading off backwards at a tangent.
The colonel stepped between them, and he swept the Portuguese backwards.
All this time he was tilting poor Pip backwards till he was dreadfully frightened and giddy.
He intercepted it, but the bird fought him and drove him backwards step by step.
“You would be much more foolish throwing it backwards and forwards and not catching anything,” remarked the laird.
1510s, from backward with adverbial genitive. Figurative phrase bend over backwards is recorded from 1901.
c.1300, from abakward, from Old English on bæc (see back (adv.)) + -weard adjectival and adverbial suffix (see -ward). Old English had the adverb bæcling. As an adjective, from 1550s. Meaning "behindhand with regard to progress" is first attested 1690s. To ring bells backward (from lowest to highest), c.1500, was a signal of alarm for fire or invasion, or to express dismay. Another Middle English word for "backward, wrongly" was arseward (c.1400).