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    What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    I was watching an old (1999) movie with Ben Afleck and Sandra Bulock "Forces of Nature" and in the laundrette scene (41:17) there is a writing on the wall which says "Jesus is a truckheaded for Gods wherehouse". I gooled it but got no hits. Could someone tell me what does it mean? Thank you

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    Re: What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    I guess it means that Jesus is the vehicle (means) that will transport us to heaven. (I am not religious, so I may be missing something.)

    I am not sure if wherehouse is deliberate or the writer doesn't know how to spell warehouse.

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    Re: What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    Funny idiom, I never heard it. I just listen idioms like:

    When a white elefant will come in...

    Once in a blue Moon

    or

    Dog hairs...

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    Re: What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    Those aren't idioms. They're called turns of phrase or expressions.

    "Once is a blue moon" is a type of expression called a cliche, which means it's used too often. "When a white elephant comes in" means nothing in American English, my language. Maybe another English-speaking culture uses it. In American English, "dog hairs" also means nothing except for its literal meaning. We do say "dog years," which compares the life-span of dogs with life-spans of people, e.g. "My dog is one year old - seven in dog years."

    An idiom is a string of words that don't make literal sense but have a special meaning. For instance: How do you do? is a way to say hello to a person you're meeting for the first time. Do I have to? means Must I?

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    Re: What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    PS - Yes, it's warehouse: a building for storing wares - that is, goods, supplies, or products. There's no such thing as a wherehouse.

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    Re: What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    No, there's no such word, but that doesn't mean that the graffiti in the film didn't use it. Unless you've seen the film and are confirming that "warehouse" is spelt correctly in that scene.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    not a teacher

    The graffiti is shown in this still from the movie.
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    Re: What does it mean? "Jesus is a truck..."

    And it could be an attempt at a play on words given the location of heaven in the hereafter.

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