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    Soylent Green is People.

    Hi guys,
    I want the meaning of "Soylent Green is People", I heard it in a movie, It was the password of a computer
    Thanks in advance
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    #2

    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    It means absolutely nothing. Most passwords aren't grammatical sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    You might want to look up the movie "Soylent Green."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green

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    #4

    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    This is a link about the meaning of that sentence, but I can't understand yet. Please take a look at this address and help me find it out,
    Thank you
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...=soylent+green
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    #5

    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    Did you read the Wikipedia article?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 13-Feb-2015 at 18:36. Reason: Typo

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    #6

    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Did you read the Wikipedia article?
    I tried, But couldn't understand , cause english is not my language

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    #7

    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    The movie presented a dark vision of the future:

    The 20th century's industrialization has left the world permanently overcrowded, polluted and stagnant by the turn of the 21st century. In 2022, with 40 million people in New York City alone, housing is dilapidated and overcrowded; homeless people fill the streets; about half are unemployed, the few "lucky" ones with jobs are only barely scraping by themselves, and food and working technology is scarce. Most of the population survives on rations produced by the Soylent Corporation, whose newest product is Soylent Green, a green wafer advertised to contain "high-energy plankton" from the world's oceans,
    The problem of overcrowding was solved by the systematic extermination of people when they reached a certain age. This was known.

    What was unknown and not revealed until the end of the movie is that the solution to the population problem is also the solution to the "what to feed an overcrowding world?" problem.

    That is, they made food out of people.

    Hence "Soylent Green is people!"

    If you saw it referenced in another movie, that's all it is -- an allusion to the original movie. It's a memorable quote.

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    #8

    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    As SoothingDave said, "Soylent Green is people!" was the big reveal in the film. The phrase has since become part of colloquial English as an idiom used when referring to a huge cover-up or conspiracy.


    (From a grammatical standpoint, "Soylent Green is people" is incorrect. The proper phrasing should have been something like "Soylent Green is made of ground human flesh". But that doesn't make for a catchy tag line. )

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    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    It certainly hasn't become part of colloquial BrE. I have never heard of the film or the quote.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Soylent Green is People.

    Neither have I,

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