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#1 2010-08-08 19:27:20

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1338

"put us under" for "put asunder"

Another double-yoker noted by William Carroll. Although this one sometimes makes surprising sense, I’m slotting it under reshapings because it doesn’t always make great sense. “Let no man put us under” does sometimes seem to imply “let us keep our freedom”. “Let not man put asunder” is from two places in the KJ Bible, and is part of the traditional Christian marriage ceremony. Other contexts are more difficult to interpret.

Marijuana poll, strange ironic statement

YouTube video, mondegreen for a song title
First choice- Let no man put us under

Meditation retreat
Listening to Sri Bhagavan’s teachings would definitely mean tearing us under all the veils of ignorance of life to one and all.

Government bailouts
Look, we cannot continue to make whole what man has rolled us under.



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