View Poll Results: Put a sock in it!

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  • Stuff a sock into it

    31 2.54%
  • Use a sock as a gag

    66 5.40%
  • Be quiet, please!

    1,105 90.43%
  • Put it in the sock drawer

    20 1.64%
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    Default Put a sock in it

    Which is the correct definition?

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    Default Re: Put a sock in it

    Be quiet please!

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    Default Re: Put a sock in it

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Be quiet please!
    Okay.

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    Default Re: Put a sock in it

    But it's interesting to bear in mind the origin of the phrase - in relation to old phonographs (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16593.../image_196.jpg) with no volume control. The only way to make it quieter was indeed to 'stuff a sock in it'.

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    Put a sock in it. Meaning. A request to be quiet. Origin. This is a colloquial British phrase that originated in the early 20th century. ...
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    WHAT IS the meaning and origin of "put a sock in it"? (K. Renuka, Bangalore). When you tell someone to "put a sock in it", what you are telling him/her to ...
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    "Put a sock in it". Definition: A terse request to be quiet. Origin: Since early gramophones had no volume control knobs, playing them at anything less than ...
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    There's also the fact that the first print citation for "put a sock in it" found .... Dear Word Detective: What is the origin of "she handed him the mitten" ...
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    Default Re: Put a sock in it

    It's not really a request to be quiet. It's really a rude way to tell someone to be quiet... along the lines of "shut up".

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    Default Re: Put a sock in it

    alternatives:

    put a cork in it; stuff a cork in it, cork it, stow it, shut your piehole, shut it, shut your face. all express the same meaning, with a varying degree of rudeness and vulgarity, naturally. so, buyer beware

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    Default Re: Put a sock in it

    i think put asock in it it means dont worry but its didnt express about respect

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    Default he came by me

    what is mean that "he came by me""

    i have heard mny people saying this word.

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    Default Re: he came by me

    Quote Originally Posted by saancha View Post
    what is mean that "he came by me""

    i have heard mny people saying this word.
    He came to see me.
    He dropped in on me (rather spontaneously)


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