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    Default Why do they "take the knee"?

    What is it with this latest absurd saying? Why do they "take the knee"? Why don't they kneel down just the same as everyone else?

    It just sounds like another stupid Yank saying that they are thrusting upon the populace. It's ridiculous.
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    Default Re: Why do they "take the knee"?

    The only time I have heard that is on a historic fantasy drama on TV
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    Default Re: Why do they "take the knee"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post

    It just sounds like another stupid Yank saying that they are thrusting upon the populace. It's ridiculous.
    That sums it up nicely The Yanks seem to start all sorts of crazy sayings. Just in their nature I guess.

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    Default Re: Why do they "take the knee"?

    Isn't it because that is what you do, "you take the knee", in that you put both hands on one knee as you bend down to it and then put your head on your hands.
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    Default Re: Why do they "take the knee"?

    Orthopaedic Surgeon took one of my knees and swapped it for another dud.

    Can’t even kneel to pray.

    How bad is that?
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    That sounds pretty bad! I'm almost there myself, hoping to get my replacement soon. Good luck!

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    I thought you took the knee to present an engagement ring

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    Default Re: Why do they "take the knee"?

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I thought you took the knee to present an engagement ring
    That's another silly Yank practice that seems to have spread. I did not see any kneed to do that. (grin.)
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    Default Re: Why do they "take the knee"?

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Orthopaedic Surgeon took one of my knees and swapped it for another dud.

    Can’t even kneel to pray.

    How bad is that?
    Saves you wasting a lot of time.

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