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    it's knot just about religion

    Love versus tradition: It's knot just about religion


    Could you explain this title. [Particularly I am confused with the word knot]

    [Source : Love versus tradition: It's knot just about religion : india 360, Bhopal, Muslims, Police, Detention, bombay high court, inter-religious marriage : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN ]

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    Re: it's knot just about religion

    A slang term to describe a couple getting married is "they tied the knot." In this case, the writer is making a bit of a pun using "knot" instead of "not."

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    Re: it's knot just about religion

    Or maybe the person simply made a mistake??

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    Re: it's knot just about religion

    I agree with Ouisch - it's a headline, so "knot" is a pun and a reference to the idiom.

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    Re: it's knot just about religion

    If you follow the link you will see that this is a headline and therefore a pun by the writer. Since the story is about a marriage between two people of different religeons, the usage of "knot" is correct.

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    Re: it's knot just about religion

    Newspaper is the formal and abit informal mood of communication but not slung. As far as the knot is concerne it is informal ....

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    Re: it's knot just about religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Waqasali View Post
    Newspaper is the formal and a bit informal mood of communication but not slang. As far as the knot is concerned it is informal ....
    It is not a question of informal or formal. It is using the common sound [not] to make a pun. Headlines are not governed by formal rules.

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