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Sent to Coventry

Posted by Grady Arbuckel on March 28, 2004

I believe this phrases origin has something to do with the fictional story about how Churchill allowed the town of Coventry to be destroyed to protect the knowledge from the Germans that their encryption codes had been cracked. So, in essence, being sent to Coventry means to be sent to your certain doom.

Any comments?

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