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#1 2009-12-01 15:56:01

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
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How is pleading bleeding?

“feel very regretful. my plan is to not take a solicitor and simply bleed guilty to …”

“And if I bleed guilty, It doesn’t matter the punishment is the same”

even a couple of irregular pasts:

“would get life if he bled guilty”

“But evidently, you believe that he is innocent even though he bled guilty.”

Another close one. The pronunciation is close enough but is there any semantic justification for “bleeding guilty” ? Apart from a Cockney one: “I’m bleeding guilty”.

Or is it a typo placed on top of of an incorrectly spelled “pleed” and its imagined past “pled”?


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#2 2009-12-02 08:47:22

DavidTuggy
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Re: How is pleading bleeding?

You also get some cases of bleed innocent :

Come on girl, by law we bleed innocent before you prove guilty.

I could have bled innocent if an enraged husband cornered me

Related though different:

Firstly this is not the first event in the history of India where terrorists have sneaked in to our country and bled innocent blood.

Here bled is substituting for shed . And yet, we causativize so many other intransitive verbs, why not bleed —that would yield the requisite meaning (‘make [someone] bleed’). Actually, we already have that meaning, in phrases like “bleed the chicken (after cutting off its head)”.
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Perhaps if you bleed guilty you admit to having bled (others’) innocent blood? Or perhaps you are bleeding your own blood in the agony of remorse? If you bleed innocent are you bleeding your own innocent blood (again in drops of agony?) in the process? Is there a sexual reference, bleeding virgin blood to prove you are innocent?
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Interesting.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2009-12-02 15:30:07)


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#3 2009-12-02 14:59:48

JuanTwoThree
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Re: How is pleading bleeding?

I wonder if it’s some kind of misunderstood echo of trial by ordeal. Or of “pricking your conscience”?


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#4 2010-10-04 00:04:46

Dalton
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Re: How is pleading bleeding?

hello guys..
I wonder if it’s some kind of misunderstood echo of trial by ordeal. Or of “pricking your conscience”?

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#5 2010-10-04 01:42:18

patschwieterman
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Re: How is pleading bleeding?

Speaking of echoes….

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