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Old 07-11-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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"prosecuted" (as in "shoplifters will be prosecuted"), with "persecuted", which, thanks to my Catholic school upbringing, I understood to mean "killed".

Needless to say, no sticky fingers here.

We Catholics must think alike. On my way to school we passed a fenced surrounding a lot which had a sign saying "Tresspassers will be prosecuted" I thought it meant "executed'.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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My son confessed that when the game shows gave away "parting gifts"' to the losers, he thought they said "party gifts" Like balloons and confetti.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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We Catholics must think alike. On my way to school we passed a fenced surrounding a lot which had a sign saying "Tresspassers will be prosecuted" I thought it meant "executed'.
I saw a place in one of the seedier parts of Dallas that had a sign that said
"Trespassers Will Be Shot
Survivors Will Be Castrated"
I have a feeling that homeowner didn't have too many problems.

GL2
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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Well, here's a different take...
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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I didn't know that Smokey Robinson was black until I saw him on American Idol last year...I was 35 at the time... And - I also found out that Carole King is white.... LOL...not that it matters but where have I been??? These two things happened in the same year....I was flabbergasted. You know how you already have in your head of what the person 'might' look like...well, that's what I had....and it was all wrong.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I had no idea until recently that Braddock Road use to cut right through the heart of Centerville back in the day.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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I had no idea until recently that Braddock Road use to cut right through the heart of Centerville back in the day.
Yeah, before all the other roads were built around it. Amazing what roads do and don't exist anymore out in that area....used to be a lot of farmland and forest when I moved there in the 80s. Not sure what it was like even before that.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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We Catholics must think alike. On my way to school we passed a fenced surrounding a lot which had a sign saying "Tresspassers will be prosecuted" I thought it meant "executed'.
When I first saw those signs I thought "prosecuted" meant something like "electrocuted".

<---electrocuted
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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When I first saw those signs I thought "prosecuted" meant something like "electrocuted".

<---electrocuted
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Sometimes you have to be aware of your surroundings when you make a statement. When I worked on Death Row at our State Penitentiary we would eat our meals with the Death Row inmates in a special day room. There would usually be one caseworker and two of us Blues in the dining area with nine inmates from Death Row. I was walking a little bit crooked from a backache that day. One of the inmates asked me if I was having a problem. I told him " yeah. My back hurts like hell today. I was working a tower yesterday. The damned chairs in this place will kill you." You could have heard a pin drop. Then one of the DR inmates said "Yeah. I know about the chairs in this place." At that time the method of execution was the Electric Chair. Like I said there is a time and a place.

GL2
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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As a young kid of maybe 5 or 6, I had it in my head that if someone was "fired" from their job, that it meant they would be dismissed by being set on fire. I remember my dad coming home a couple of times, saying to my mom "so and so got fired today". That made me nervous. I was all upset like "uh oh, I sure hope they don't fire Dad!!"
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