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Is Civil War coming to America? 
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Post Re: Is Civil War coming to America?
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WRONG

I'm fairly certain these college kids were not all that hungry.

If you say they were, you need to provided evidence their stomachs were not full.


The NY Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1940. They did not win the Cup again for 54 years until 1994 when they defeated the Vancouver Canucks in 7 games.
Game 7 was in Madison Square Garden, where a heavy police and security presence followed fears Ranger fans would riot after the game, win or lose.
They were right. There was a riot — but not in the mean streets of Manhattan. The riot was in Vancouver.

In 1968 there were riots in over 100 cities following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Also in 1968, there was violence in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention, where the police rioted against protestors outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel.

There were riots in LA after Rodney King. For years Great Britain was plagued with riots by soccer fans called "Hooligans." The list is long.

None of these people were hungry, ant. We all know that.


It's an expression.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expression

It's a manner of speaking.

merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manner%2 ... 20speaking

An idiom.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idiom

The expression is figurative.

"Figuratively means metaphorically, and literally describes something that actually happened."

https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/cho ... literally/



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You're welcome. Happy to help.


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The NY Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1940. They did not win the Cup again for 54 years until 1994 when they defeated the Vancouver Canucks in 7 games.
Game 7 was in Madison Square Garden, where a heavy police and security presence followed fears Ranger fans would riot after the game, win or lose.
They were right. There was a riot — but not in the mean streets of Manhattan. The riot was in Vancouver.


You're off the map now.., inanely pontificating about sports mania.

The point is very simple and one that you prompted with an obtuse falsehood: "People with full stomachs don't riot in the streets"

People can and often do riot with full stomachs.



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You're off the map now.., inanely pontificating about sports mania.

The point is very simple and one that you prompted with an obtuse falsehood: "People with full stomachs don't riot in the streets"

People can and often do riot with full stomachs.



Sleep well.


That's why I wrote it's an expression, a manner of speaking, an idiom, figurative.
I would have said it was a figure of speech but you do not recognize a figure of speech when you see one.
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Please excuse me for missing the point. English isn't my first language. What's your excuse for missing the point?


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It's an empty expression.

If you're fond of empty expressions this might not be the place for you.

Does that italicized expression ring a bell?
I shall dispense with ringing yours further.


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It's an empty expression.

If you're fond of empty expressions this might not be the place for you.

Does that italicized expression ring a bell?
I shall dispense with ringing yours further.


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