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    Is there any meaning than the obvious one for "to mend the garden"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quizi View Post
    Is there any meaning than the obvious one for "to mend the garden"?

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    Sorry, I have never heard 'to mend the garden'. Where did you see it?

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    I received it in a mail.
    I thing there is a double entendre with garden and gardener as a simil to male and female genital organs. I heard about this when using colloquial English but I can not remember at all, am I right? I know this is quite colloquial or slang but just to confirm that sometimes these word are used under this context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quizi View Post
    Is there any meaning than the obvious one for "to mend the garden"?

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    Perhaps it might be this one...

    Idioms:
    mend fences
    To improve poor relations, especially in politics: "Whatever thoughts he may have entertained about mending some fences with [them] were banished" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).

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    Default Re: mend the garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Quizi View Post
    I received it in a mail.
    I thing there is a double entendre with garden and gardener as a simil to male and female genital organs. I heard about this when using colloquial English but I can not remember at all, am I right? I know this is quite colloquial or slang but just to confirm that sometimes these word are used under this context.
    Thanks a lot,

    Quizi
    I can't think of a double entendre in 'mend the garden'. Like bhaisahab, I can't even think of a single entendre.

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    It probably should read "tend the garden" or, less likely, "mind the garden."

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    It probably should read "tend the garden" or, less likely, "mind the garden."
    'Tend the garden', like 'trim the bush'?

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    We would say "mow the lawn" for that metaphor. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    'Tend the garden', like 'trim the bush'?
    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    We would say "mow the lawn" for that metaphor. ;)
    I've never heard of any of these before, but I think I've caught on now.
    Thanks for the education!

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    Quizi: If this is a reference to what I think it is, then this is not a double entendre.
    The reference is to a letter sent in to a council:
    "Will you please send someone to mend the garden path.
    My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant."

    Can you quote the paragraph where the sentence occurs?

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