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    Question One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    one leg on and one leg off


    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Feb-2015 at 10:07. Reason: Reduced font size, unbolded, uncentred.

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    What's the context? I would guess that it is for someone who has some idea but is hampered by lack of ability. However, it's very unclear from your quote, no matter how big the font.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Feb-2015 at 10:09. Reason: typo

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    I have no idea why you thought putting your quote in red, italics, bold, font size 7 and in the middle of the line would help. I have changed it so that it looks normal.

    As Tdol said, we need context. Please give us an entire sentence to work with and tell us where you found this fragment of a sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What's the context? I would guess that it is for someone who has some idea but is hampered by lack of ability. However, it's very unclear from your quote, no matter how big the font.
    " you'll look queer with one leg on and one leg off and your head sitting on my mantelpiece with your "

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    I can't see your quote anywhere on that page. You haven't quoted a whole sentence. What comes after "... with your"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    Quote Originally Posted by kareemva View Post
    " you'll look queer with one leg on and one leg off and your head sitting on my mantelpiece with your "
    It sounds like a threat, probably an exaggerated and extravagant one.

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    Does this person perhaps wear prosthetics?

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    I'm not sure that's going to matter if his head is no longer attached to his neck!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Does this person perhaps wear prosthetics?
    Maybe, but the speaker could have been watching too many Quentin Tarantino movies.

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    Re: One leg on and one leg off; what does it mean?!

    This reminds me of an old rhyme: Deedle, deedle, dumpling, my son John, Went to bed with his stockings on; One shoe off, and one shoe on, Deedle, deedle, dumpling, my son John.

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