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Q: Joke/insult in Blood Meridian

Pietro PaparellaOn page 334 of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, Elrod responds to the man’s assertion that the ears on his scapular were taken from Apaches by saying that the “Apaches would give a watermelon a pure fit”: Questions: What is the origin of this joke/insult? Was it a common saying in that time pe...

 
 
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Q: When was the Party founded?

EJoshuaS The boots were approaching again. The door opened. O'Brien came in. Winston started to his feet. The shock of the sight had driven all caution out of him. For the first time in many years he forgot the presence of the telescreen. 'They've got you too!' he cried. 'They got me...

 
 
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Q: Are coins usually turned around before handed to beggars?

Dongmei May WangI was reading Antinatalism on Wikiquote and saw Antinatalism - Wikiquote Above all, we must make the reproductive question ethically relevant. A coin is turned around before it is handed to the beggar, yet a child is unflinchingly tossed into cosmic bruteness. Peter Wessel Zapffe, Ess...

 
 
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Q: Which book(s): Fictional account of pre-columbian indians

user46760I'm trying to identify a book, or series of books I read as a child. The setting was pre-columbian Central America, the protagonists were belonged to a river based tribe (lots of big canoes etc). If memory serves, the premise of one of the books was that the beautiful wife-to-be of one of the pr...

 

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