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    Please what it means... (?????)

    Please what it means... (?????)
    When someone says: "I'd turn to salt."

    It means like go back to a sad moment of life... I don't know... But what does it really mean?
    Thanks.



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    Re: Please what it means... (?????)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dharamaria View Post
    Please what it means... (?????)
    When someone says: "I'd turn to salt."

    It means like go back to a sad moment of life... I don't know... But what does it really mean?
    Thanks.

    Welcome to the forums.

    Do you remember the story from the Bible of Lot's wife who was turned into a pillar of salt as she turned to look back at Sodom?

    Without full context, it probably means that the person is "calcified"=unable to make a move/take a decision.

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    Re: Please what it means... (?????)

    Thanks a lot. Now it makes sense to me!!! Have a nice day!


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    Re: Please what it means... (?????)

    I took it to mean, (using your reference 'When someone says: "I'd turn to salt."', that he is referring to some action, behaviour, or possibly saying something that would be so bad, God would punish him, as He punished Lot's wife, by turning him into (a pillar of) salt.

    This expression was used on a news programme about a Hunky Jesus Contest held by the gay community, and a religious commentator, condemning these blasphemous homosexuals (but in muted terms), was asked pointedly, "Wouldn't you really like to see them all turn into salt?"
    Last edited by David L.; 12-Aug-2008 at 09:11.

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    Re: Please what it means... (?????)

    Indeed. I listened it in the movie "The Lion in Winter) by Glen Close. Thanks a lot for all, Dhara


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dharamaria View Post
    Indeed. I listened heard it in the movie "The Lion in Winter) by Glen Close. Thanks a lot for all, Dhara

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    Sorry... I really heard it... Thanks

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