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    If only Percy had opted for the Bowler hat
    Considered in the abstract the boxing ring is an altar of sorts, one of those legendary spaces where the laws of a nation are suspended: inside the ropes, during an officially regulated three-minute round, a man may be killed by his opponent's hands but he cannot be legally murdered. Boxing inhabits a sacred space predating civilization; or, to use D.H. Lawrence's phrase, before God was love. If it suggests a savage ceremony or a rite of atonement it also suggests the futility of such gestures. For what possible atonement is the fight waged if it must shortly be waged again... and again? The boxing match is the very image, the more terrifying for being so stylized, of mankind's collective aggression; its ongoing historical madness.
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    Hence the cockney term, "If you want to know the Time, ask a policeman".

    Have another look at the video and you'll work it out.:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    Hence the cockney term, "If you want to know the Time, ask a policeman".

    Have another look at the video and you'll work it out.:-)
    Is that realy where the expression comes from?



    I though Policemen were just very helpfull
    Considered in the abstract the boxing ring is an altar of sorts, one of those legendary spaces where the laws of a nation are suspended: inside the ropes, during an officially regulated three-minute round, a man may be killed by his opponent's hands but he cannot be legally murdered. Boxing inhabits a sacred space predating civilization; or, to use D.H. Lawrence's phrase, before God was love. If it suggests a savage ceremony or a rite of atonement it also suggests the futility of such gestures. For what possible atonement is the fight waged if it must shortly be waged again... and again? The boxing match is the very image, the more terrifying for being so stylized, of mankind's collective aggression; its ongoing historical madness.
    Joyce Carol Oates, On Boxing
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    Well, it stems from the 19th C. Music Halls (the Palaces of Variety) and also Pubs, when the only "Gentlemen" who'd had too much to drink and collapsed in gutters and the like, would have their watches (Hunters probably) 'lifted' by a policeman.

    So, in a period when few ordinary people had the luxury of a timepiece, you could ask the Time of a policeman and he'd likely have a Watch/Timepiece (and at least one ;-) ).

    Michael Collins, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    Well, it stems from the 19th C. Music Halls (the Palaces of Variety) and also Pubs, when the only "Gentlemen" who'd had too much to drink and collapsed in gutters and the like, would have their watches (Hunters probably) 'lifted' by a policeman.

    So, in a period when few ordinary people had the luxury of a timepiece, you could ask the Time of a policeman and he'd likely have a Watch/Timepiece (and at least one ;-) ).
    informative

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    Michael Collins, eh?
    One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter hah!
    Considered in the abstract the boxing ring is an altar of sorts, one of those legendary spaces where the laws of a nation are suspended: inside the ropes, during an officially regulated three-minute round, a man may be killed by his opponent's hands but he cannot be legally murdered. Boxing inhabits a sacred space predating civilization; or, to use D.H. Lawrence's phrase, before God was love. If it suggests a savage ceremony or a rite of atonement it also suggests the futility of such gestures. For what possible atonement is the fight waged if it must shortly be waged again... and again? The boxing match is the very image, the more terrifying for being so stylized, of mankind's collective aggression; its ongoing historical madness.
    Joyce Carol Oates, On Boxing

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