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Old 06-01-2007, 07:41 PM   #4
Jae Onasi
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The verses quoted are part of poetry--we have poetic/idiomatic constructions in literature such as "Your fiery eyes...' 'Raven-haired' and even 'foundations of the earth'. Do we mean that people literally have black birds as hair? Or flames shooting out of their eyes? No.


From MST3K's spoof of "Hercules Unchained"--heard as Roman medic soldiers carry off an unconscious Greek Hercules on a 1950's Army green canvas stretcher: "Hi, we're IX-I-I. Did somebody dial IX-I-I?"

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