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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

    It is an idiom for beating the opposition but it is an idiom Gondwanaland uses a great deal. I find it rather disconcerting to refer to applying corporal punishment to one's opponents. Perhaps le vice anglais should be renamed le vice américain!


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    And aren't you the same person always saying that you're not a mind reader and can't presume what anyone else means when they say something? That looks like just another dodge on your part given how you have no trouble presuming what he meant by spanking (and pretty much doubling down in the defense of that particular meaning).

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  • Hypatia_Alexandria
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
    I am applying your logic, that you are using for the Graeco-Roman world to deny anti-semitism,
    I have refuted your allegation [along with those chimerical "actual historians" of whom you have written] that anti-Semitism, as we now understand that term existed, in the Graeco-Roman world.

    I have never disputed that prejudicial attitudes existed towards the Jews that sometimes resulted in violence. However, that is not the same thing as our modern concept of anti-Semitism. The Jews were not singled out solely for their religious beliefs and practises.

    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
    I don't have to hop through the hoops of a person who falsely claims to be a historian yet does not know the history of anti-semitism
    Gondwanaland your claims that the Graeco-Roman world exhibited anti-Semitism as we now understand and define that term, are totally baseless as I have painstakingly endeavoured to explain to you.

    However, once again your autocratic attitude that your [entirely unsupported] pronouncements must be accepted de fide because they have been handed down ex cathedra by you is duly noted.

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  • Ronson
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    Because it is a term that means someone or something has been soundly defeated.
    Yes, a relatively common phrase in American English. I've heard it used in that manner for probably 15-20 years now.

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

    It is an idiom for beating the opposition but it is an idiom Gondwanaland uses a great deal. I find it rather disconcerting to refer to applying corporal punishment to one's opponents. Perhaps le vice anglais should be renamed le vice américain!
    Why are you using such a violent phrase?

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

    Because you are feeding the troll. You are playing her game. It's that old saying: Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It
    Reminds me -- "never try to teach a pig to sing - it's a waste of your time and it annoys the pig".

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  • CivilDiscourse
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    Dude, this entire thread is a derailment, I really don't care. She isn't going to accept the correction anyway, so why should I bother?
    Because you are feeding the troll. You are playing her game. It's that old saying: Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It

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  • Hypatia_Alexandria
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    There is no requirement institutionalization, you dimwitted doorknob. And this sort of quotemining is exactly why I don't entertain your hoops.
    I am still waiting for you to produce those elusive "actual historians" who allegedly support your own claims.

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  • Hypatia_Alexandria
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    The idiom doesn't suggest violence. Your own proclivities assume it
    To spank is to hit. It is physical assault.

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  • Hypatia_Alexandria
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    Freud is a joke.
    As have been your ludicrous, unsupported, pre-digested, and uninformed pronouncements on this thread.

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  • Hypatia_Alexandria
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    You seem to be the only one taking it to mean violence let alone sexual connotations.
    You are the one that keeps using a term suggesting physical assault. Not me.

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  • Hypatia_Alexandria
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    Because it is a term that means someone or something has been soundly defeated.

    You are the only one here taking it as violence and having sexual connotations. I suggest a shrink.
    Yet it is refers to physical assault and violence. You also employ the term quite a lot which hints that there maybe something much deeper in your psyche.

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  • Gondwanaland
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    Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

    Congratulations. You are falling for her derailment.
    Dude, this entire thread is a derailment, I really don't care. She isn't going to accept the correction anyway, so why should I bother?

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  • Gondwanaland
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    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

    Why an idiom suggesting violence?
    The idiom doesn't suggest violence. Your own proclivities assume it

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  • CivilDiscourse
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    Because it is a term that means someone or something has been soundly defeated.

    You are the only one here taking it as violence and having sexual connotations. I suggest a shrink.
    Congratulations. You are falling for her derailment.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

    You seem to be the only one taking it to mean violence let alone sexual connotations.
    If she saw guys patting each other on the butt in a football game, she'd probably assume it was a homosexual team.

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