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    say in other words

    Could you please paraphrase the underlined part in the following quotation:

    "There may a judge out there stupid enough to emancipate you but until you find him I retain all my parental rights. One of which is to ground your sorry behind until kingdom come."

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    Re: say in other words

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Could you please paraphrase the underlined part in the following quotation:

    "There may a judge out there stupid enough to emancipate you but until you find him I retain all my parental rights. One of which is to ground your sorry behind until kingdom come."
    If parents 'ground' a child, they will not allow him/her to go out in his/her free time.
    'your sorry behind' = you
    'until kingdom come' = for ever.

    so:
    You will not be allowed out for the rest of your life.

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    Re: say in other words

    Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation!

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    Re: say in other words

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Could you please paraphrase the underlined part in the following quotation:

    "There may a judge out there stupid enough to emancipate you but until you find him I retain all my parental rights. One of which is to ground your sorry behind until kingdom come."
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) You probably already know this, but "behind" in this sentence

    is referring to the "buttocks." For example, sometimes an angry

    person might say:

    Get out of here, or I'm going to kick you in your behind.

    (2) And "sorry" in your sentence means something like "pathetic"

    or "pitiful."

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    Re: say in other words

    Just to add to TheParser's helpful comments, such expressions as "your adjective ****" (when the asterisks represent some term for buttocks that might be considered offensive by some) is often used jocularly or offensively for 'you'.

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