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    Default Make mine freedom

    For my sins, I have to translate this time-honoured U.S. propaganda cartoon ‪Make Mine Freedom ~ 1948‬‏ - YouTube entitled 'Make Mine Freedom'.

    Q1: The title. Why 'mine' freedom? Is it a set expression? If so, what might its origin be then?
    Q2 concerns the 'Crabtree Corners' in 'cracker-barrel philosophers at Crabtree Corners'. While cracker-barrel philosophers is OK, 'crabree corners' is another pain in the arse a snag. Is it a popular appellative?

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    Default Re: Make mine freedom

    One response to an invitation to a drink is 'Make mine ..."

    A: I'm ordering a brandy. Would you like one?
    B: Make mine a gin
    = Make my order an order for a gin.

    The characters are turning down the offer of ISM, preferring freedom.
    Last edited by 5jj; 25-Jul-2011 at 16:31. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Make mine freedom

    You're a genius! Thank you!

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    Default Re: Make mine freedom

    What about 'Crabtree Corners' though?

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    Default Re: Make mine freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by Judge Brybe View Post
    What about 'Crabtree Corners' though?
    I guess it's just meant to sound rustic.

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    Default Re: Make mine freedom

    OK, I'll have to think up smth. adequate in my native language then. Many thanx!

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    Default Re: Make mine freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    One response to an invitation to a drink is 'Make mine ..."

    A: I'm ordering a brandy. Would you like one?
    B: Make mine a gin
    = Make my order an order for a gin.

    The characters are turning down the offer of ISM, preferring freedom.
    Dr ISM's potion (the stuff in the bottle) introduces the idea of choosing a drink - but 'make mine' can be used in other contexts as well: (WARNING: non-PS example )'Some people prefer blondes or brunettes, but make mine a red-head.'

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