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    Re: down his throat

    I've never heard this "expression" before in my life!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #12

    Re: down his throat

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I've never heard this "expression" before in my life!
    What sheltered lives you and I appear to lead. There's a whole world of intraguttural defecation going on out there, and you and I sit here happily knitting and wondering whether to throw a gerund into the conversation.

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    #13

    Re: down his throat

    According to the Urban Dictionary:


    "I'll rip your head off and sh*t down your neck

    A person, or entity, separates your head from your body and thereafter takes a dump that glides down your neck.

    From the Duke Nukem game, said by Duke Nukem (ingame character)." (note: I have edited for swearing and spelling)

    So now you know where it comes from. The meaning? It's basically a sort of final insult. Not only do you kill someone, which is bad enough, but you pull their head off and then defecate into the open neck. Not very pleasant, I'm sure you'll agree!

    So in the original post, the speaker was saying that what he was planning to do was quite tame compared to what he might have threatened to do.

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    #14

    Re: down his throat

    I was able to get the picture... but I was rather shocked to find out that there was a more common version (down his neck) instead of the original one give. Who knew there were people out there saying this enough to make it have a more-common/less-common division?
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    #15

    Re: down his throat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The more usual expression ends with neck - not throat.

    Rover
    Perhaps it's become unkowingly mixed up with another idiom, used in similar circumstance - though less offensive (in two ways). When you 'Jump down someone's throat' you argue with them strongly as soon as they start to try to explain themselves.


    b

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