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"the crack pipe" vs. "your sledge"

 
 
Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2018 04:52 am
Does "Step away from the crack pipe. With 333 million people (ball park) there's enough sane ones to counter your sledge" mean "Step away from the drug that makes you high. With 333 million people (ball park) there's enough sane ones to counter your insult"?


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Idiots are trying to start a civil war


Step away from the crack pipe. With 333 million people (ball park) there's enough sane ones to counter your sledge.


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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2018 08:40 am
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:
Does "Step away from the crack pipe. With 333 million people (ball park) there's enough sane ones to counter your sledge" mean "Step away from the drug that makes you high.
Sort of, but there is more meaning intended than just that. A phrase like "you're on drugs" can mean "your idea is crazy". The idea is that people who are on drugs can be delusional.

He is trying to say that fears of civil war are completely and utterly unfounded.

oristarA wrote:
With 333 million people (ball park) there's enough sane ones to counter your insult"?
To tell you the truth, I don't know what "sledge" means. It is probably Australian slang. If I recall correctly, the person who wrote that is from Australia.

I think the intent of the sentence is to say that there are enough sane people in the country to prevent the crazy people who want to start a civil war from succeeding in their efforts to start the war.

So "sledge" probably refers to the crazy people who want to start a civil war. I suspect it is a somewhat derogatory term, although probably not as harsh as a swear word.
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2018 09:42 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

oristarA wrote:
With 333 million people (ball park) there's enough sane ones to counter your insult"?
To tell you the truth, I don't know what "sledge" means. It is probably Australian slang. If I recall correctly, the person who wrote that is from Australia.

So "sledge" probably refers to the crazy people who want to start a civil war. I suspect it is a somewhat derogatory term, although probably not as harsh as a swear word.


I'm not sure what he meant either. You need to ask Builder. I initially interpreted it as being short for "sledge hammer," which is a very blunt and "brute force" type of tool.

But, upon looking, I come across this:

Cricket. informal. A taunting or teasing remark made to an opposing player in order to disturb their concentration. 'he was upset after a very personal sledge by the Australian captain'

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/sledge

So that must be what he meant. Similar to a "troll." In sports this would be called "trash talk."
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2018 04:05 pm
Yeah, it would seem to me since you know what member on A2K said something, the easiest thing to do would be to PM them and ask them what they meant.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2018 06:59 pm
Thank you all.
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Mak7098
 
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Reply Thu 9 Aug, 2018 12:09 pm
@oristarA,
Great topic!
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