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Re: Mother's Day

Posted by Bob on May 01, 2006

In Reply to: Re: Mother's Day posted by David FG on May 01, 2006

: : : : : : : What is the origin of the phrase "first up against the wall, come the revolution"

: : : : : : It is a reference to execution by firing squad, in which the condemned person is stood against a wall and shot.

: : : : : : The phrase is suggesting that 'come the (desired) revolution whoever is being mentioned will be the first to be executed.'

: : : : : : It is not generally to be taken literally.

: : : : : : DFG

: : : : : I feel a song coming on (and just in time for Mother's Day):

: : : : : Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother

: : : : : He was born in Oklahoma
: : : : : His wife's name is Betty Jo Thelma Liz.
: : : : : He's not responsible for what he's doing;
: : : : : His mother made him what he is.

: : : : : And it's up against the wall redneck mother
: : : : : Mother who has raised her son so well.
: : : : : He's thirty-four and drinking in them honky-tonks
: : : : : Just kicking all them hippies' a**es and raising h*ll...

: : : :
: : : : Mothers' Day was weeks ago this side of the Atlantic (I think: I could be in trouble if I have got that wrong.)

: : : : DFG

: : : Since my children are grown and gone, I do get confused about holidays and seasons. But Mother's Day is May 14 in the United States. I think.

: : It's May 14 this year, second Sunday in May every year.

: My memory was right (for this side of the Atlantic). Mother's Day (also, and more correctly, called 'Mothering Sunday') is the fourth Sunday in Lent - this year the 26th March.

: DFG

More correctly perhaps for East Pondians. We West Pondians never heard the phrase Mothering Day.