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    Put down the chicken and the malt liquor

    hello everybody:
    I don't understand the meaning of thios sentence:
    put down the chicken and the malt liquor
    colud anyone explain to me the meaning?
    and always in the same article I'v efound another sentence that isn't clear for me
    Is a part of one of the speach of Obama he said "i know some of y'all got that cold popeye's out of breakfast".
    thank you for helping me

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    Re: Put down the chicken and the malt liquor

    Quote Originally Posted by impara View Post
    hello everybody:
    I don't understand the meaning of thios sentence:
    put down the chicken and the malt liquor
    I seem to remember this as a quote from the film Bulworth, in which Warren Beatty stars as Jay Billington Bulworth, a Democratic senator from California, who throughout the major part of the film comes across as a living monument to the double-talk of (American) politicians.
    A few weeks before the 1996 primaries, Bulworth is about to deliver a speech to an African American audience and for once decides to tell them the truth.He tells them that the politicians don't give a d... about them and never will unless they put down that malt liquor and chicken wings ... meaning thatunless they stop behaving exactly in the way people expect them to,namely to live on chicken wings and to drink malt liquor,since they can't afford the real thing.

    hope this helps.
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    Smile Re: Put down the chicken and the malt liquor

    thank you I understand more or less
    but what about the other sentence said by Obama
    the article says ibn brackets that popoye's is chicken (always this chicken???????)

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    Re: Put down the chicken and the malt liquor

    Popeyes Chicken is a chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants,with about 1,800 restaurants in more than 40 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 20 countries worldwide.

    Apparently the stuff they sell isn't too healthy calorie-wise , as Obama tongue-in-cheek agrees when he tells his audience (he makes sure to stress that only some of them do) that they can't bring up their children on a diet based on breakfasts from Popeyes,

    "You can't do that. Children have to have proper nutrition"


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    Re: Put down the chicken and the malt liquor

    ok! I catch the meaning but what's the meaning in this context of the verb get.........out. How it is possible to explain with another verb or word?
    thank you

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    Re: Put down the chicken and the malt liquor

    Quote Originally Posted by impara View Post
    ok! I catch the meaning but what's the meaning in this context of the verb get.........out. How it is possible to explain with another verb or word?
    thank you
    It means to take out of the fridge(since it would spoil if you left it out in the heat) put on the table and had it for breakfast
    so instead of saying
    I know some of y'all got that cold Popeye's (chicken) out for breakfast.
    you might as well say

    I know that some of you here took yesterday's leftovers (Popeye's chicken) out of the fridge and had them for breakfast.

    hope this helps.

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