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    raise pluto

    Hello,

    1) These veterans, many of whom had lost jobs and families and talked about how they should have died in the war - at least their wives would get a pension - were on the prowl for money or pretty girls, and to get drunk and to raise Pluto.

    My question is what "to raise Pluto" means, pls help.

    2) He couldn't pay close enough attention to the weekly sermons and couldn't hear them half enough.

    What does it mean? He couldn't pay attention to anything else but the weekly sermons? and couldn't hear anything else but the sermons??


    Tks, beeja
    Last edited by beeja; 11-Oct-2007 at 13:35.

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    Re: raise pluto

    It seems to me a euphemism for "raising hell/raising merry hell" = the men are getting drunk and making trouble for the fun of it.

    Pluto was the god of the underworld. The underworld has become regarded as "Hell".

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    Re: raise pluto

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It seems to me a euphemism for "raising hell/raising merry hell" = the men are getting drunk and making trouble for the fun of it.

    Pluto was the god of the underworld. The underworld has become regarded as "Hell".

    Tks, Anglika. I think so but just want to make sure that I don't misunderstand it. Anyway, I also edit my thread, pls come again and see if you can help me.

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