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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:04 pm

Makes sense.
I got the sense of the poor, forever in poverty's grip,
being pushed forever downward, stepped on, kicked
under the rug, taxed unmercifully. Picture
Louis XVI and the French Revolt. That was my idea.
And then the huge drill into rock........etc.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:05 pm

Today TGIF: The grind's over for the week ! ! ! !
The
Grind
Is
Finished
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:07 pm

Abject (hopeless)
grinding poverty. Good place for the word. This
fits in well. Miserable, humiliating, wretched.

The poor folks in Haiti come to mind here.
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Re: Poverty

Postby Stargzer » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:48 pm

Slava wrote:Does anyone out there know how poverty came to be referred to as "grinding?"


Ask, and you shall receive (sometimes!):

Etymology Online wrote:grinding
pp. adj. from grind, O.E. Meaning “oppressive” is from 1580s. The verbal noun is from mid-14c.


So it appears that it has been around for a while. Kinda like me ... :wink:
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:13 pm

How do you get by making personal comments like that,
without getting your hands slapped?
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Postby Stargzer » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:18 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:How do you get by making personal comments like that,
without getting your hands slapped?


If you mean the last line, above the signature, a personal remark about myself, it's because the first part of the post gave an answer to the original question, and provided a link (Etymology Online) to the reference, not just an inane comment.

To see how I added the link to the quote box, click the "quote" button in the upper right corner of the post to examine the code.

In the "Post a reply" window, you can click the BBCode link on the lower left of the window under Options. This opens a new window explaining BBCode.
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