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A tail in a knot
« on: June 26, 2012, 08:37:18 PM »
I'd like to know from native English speakers if the following words can have a double meaning:

"What got your tail in a knot? All men are scheming dirty scoundrels right?"

I sent a post-reply to a forum, in a discussion about abortion and related topics. Some posts were written by bigots, that kind of people who could kill a doctor to prevent them from performing abortion. i talked about unquestionable and historical facts,  like violence towards women and rape as a means of ethnic cleansing. One of those bigots replied starting with the words I reported. I've suspected that he realized, from my posts, I'm not a mothertongue speaker and wanted to mock me without me being aware, asking an equivocal question. I looked for "tail" in an English dictionary, to see if "tail"could have a vulgar meaning and I found it. What do you think?

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Re: A tail in a knot
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 09:43:58 PM »
'tail in a knot', just means, erm, you're getting worked up and stressed out about something in particular, and this person that wrote it didn't think were such a big deal. Wouldn't have thought they meant it in some double meaning, these kinds of people that advocate killing abortion doctors don't have much subtlety.

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Re: A tail in a knot
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 04:22:47 AM »
Thank you, Hylton :azn: