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sitting on the throne, in symbolic meaning

 
 
KaJe
 
Reply Sat 3 Mar, 2018 08:59 am
Is "sitting on the throne" is an equivalent of "reigning" also in English?
For e.g.: The king sit on the throne for twenty years.
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 3 Mar, 2018 09:06 am
@KaJe,
It would be sat on the throne, but yes, it can mean to reign. Usually, in the UK at least, it means to sit on the lavatory. The toilet is often euphemistically referred to as the throneroom.

So the answer to your question is yes, but it's hardly ever used because it would attract far too many giggles.
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centrox
 
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Reply Sat 3 Mar, 2018 09:24 am
@KaJe,
KaJe wrote:
e.g.: The king sit on the throne for twenty years.

You mean the king sat on the throne for twenty years
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KaJe
 
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Reply Sat 3 Mar, 2018 01:39 pm
Thanks very much!
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ekename
 
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Reply Sat 3 Mar, 2018 08:19 pm
Quote:
The king sit on the throne for twenty years.


Not dropping an aitch in extremis.
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