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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2008-09-28 23:00:20

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'the plot sickens' for 'the plot thickens'

This is common and usually used deliberately, but there are many instances where it looks accidental:

The plot sickens when Durjan Singh becomes an illegal arms smuggler in partnership with Mr Saxena (Ranjeet), whose daughter Sonia (Kajol) loves Vijay … … AN%20ARJUN

As the story splashes through the escalating gore toward its denouement—as the plot sickens—a certain grimness of tone creeps in. … html?fta=y

Devastated, the father visits the burial ground again, and it’s at this point that the plot sickens. Up to now, “Pet Sematary” has been decidedly mundane, ... … a0aab5.htm

Suffice it to say, without giving too much away, the plot sickens in connection with a hospital coke machine and a coked up Santa. ...

The plot sickens as we find Sam & Max with a new case to free the hostages of a daytime talk show whose host is an omage to Oprah Winfrey. ...

Ahhh, but the plot sickens when Screech and Lisa can’t stay married due to Lisa’s allergy to Screech. Instead, the two remaining couples get to adopt … – 21k – Cached – Similar pages



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