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    never saw ink on wood pulp

    Prime Minister is ordering a murder to a killer. The killer suspects the target is a high profile person.
    "Fact was, most murders in the country never saw ink on wood pulp. This one, of course, would be different."
    What does it mean "never saw ink on wood pulp" - never investigated? never got public?
    Thank you.

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    Re: never saw ink on wood pulp

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Prime Minister is ordering a murder to a killer. The killer suspects the target is a high profile person.
    "Fact was, most murders in the country never saw ink on wood pulp. This one, of course, would be different."
    What does it mean "never saw ink on wood pulp" - never investigated? never got public?
    Thank you.
    I imagine the author is trying to draw an analogy between woodpulp and newspapers (paper is made from woodpulp) and is saying that most murders don't get reported in newspapers.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 07-Oct-2013 at 14:59. Reason: Typo correction.

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    Re: never saw ink on wood pulp

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    The Prime Minister is ordering an assassin to commit a murder.[ to a killer. The killer suspects the target is a high profile person.
    "Fact was, most murders in the country never saw ink on wood pulp. This one, of course, would be different."

    What does it mean "never saw ink on wood pulp" mean? "Never investigated"? "Never got made public"?

    Thank you.
    I think bhai has made a good guess at the meaning (I couldn't come up with anything!) Please note my amendments to your post. This is one of two posts you started with "Prime Minister is ordering a murder to a killer" which is not grammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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