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    F*** in church - sit in pew

    Hello friend, I'm a Vienna user and I read the above mentioned phrase. My question is if "sit in pew" has any hint of being an idiom, common or in slang. That the saying is a pun, I have checked. Or am I wrong?
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    Re: F*** in church - sit in pew

    "Sit in pew" is not grammatical.
    "Sit in a/the/this/that/any pew" is.

    I am unaware of any idiom or how it could be a pun.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: F*** in church - sit in pew

    Quote Originally Posted by _ft_1 View Post
    read the above mentioned phrase. My question is if "sit in pew" has any hint of being an idiom, common or in slang.
    It means nothing at all to me. Is there any context?

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    Re: F*** in church - sit in pew

    It sounds like some kind of made-up phrase or aphorism. Somebody would have to be audacious indeed to have conjugal relations in a church, then sit in a pew (i.e. attend services) like nothing happened.

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    Re: F*** in church - sit in pew

    Quote Originally Posted by _ft_1 View Post
    Hello. friend I'm a user from Vienna user and I read the above mentioned phrase somewhere. My question is if "sit in pew" has any hint of being an idiom, common or in slang. That I have checked that the saying is a pun. I have checked. Or am I wrong?
    Thx Thanks in advance.


    It means nothing to me either.

    Note my amendments to your post above, marked in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: F*** in church - sit in pew

    Take a pew is a rather dated way of asking someone to sit down in British English. That is the closest I can get.

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    Re: F*** in church - sit in pew

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    I think the joke " A man who farts in church sits in his own pew" may be what F*** refers to rather than conjugal rights as many including myself first thought.

    It is a pun on the fact that pew the bench someone sits on in church sounds similar to the word phew an exclamation sometimes used in disgust, particularly at a smell.
    http://www.oxford-dictionaries.com/definition/english/phew
    Last edited by Mrfatso; 01-Sep-2015 at 05:37.

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    Re: F*** in church - sit in pew

    First, I want to thank all contributors. It was a meme: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/372954412866119466/

    Two days later I saw daylight. Primarily, I think its an oafishness, whereupon at second glance there was a certain pensiveness in it, still. This is something along the lines of Mrfatso and in this spirit I would say the pun even could be applied to a person who, in large part living as single and showing a certain moralization, does not have sense of community.
    Posting my question I should have used "F..t" instead of "F...". Im sorry for that, @Skrej! Moreover, as I see now, it is no harm to write the full word.
    Last but not least I want to express esteeming acknowledgement to emsr2d2. The contribution is an important feedback to me realising the level of my command of English . So, after a reprieve, if anyone had the time and muse to visit my blog http://www.radiebuk.at/wordpress/?cat=4
    and to correct the one or other English-written part, I would feel like the king of a pretty fairy tale.

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    Re: F*** in church - sit in pew

    Quote Originally Posted by _ft_1 View Post
    Moreover, as I see now, it is no harm to write the full word.
    It's slang rather than anything particularly rude, so writing it in full is OK IMO. If you wanted to censor it, f*rt might work better to avoid any confusion and make the intended word clearer. The problem here was that the first posters were thinking of a completely different word, which was hard to make sense of.

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