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QP
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 5:08:05 AM
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Hi friend,

Could any please help to explain the bold sentence?

A teacher was stabbed to death. and his dick was cut off. The special agent was going to find some clues at a pub. While he was driving, he glanced at the teacher's photo and said:-

“What’d you do to get yourself killed?” he said to the photo as he turned into the parking lot at the pub. “Dip the old wick in a vat of bad wax?”

Thank you
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Romany
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 6:39:14 AM
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To "dip one's wick" is a euphemism (obviously only applied to men) for having sex.

In candle-making a wick is inserted into warm candle wax so the writer is asking if the candle-wax the teacher's wick was dipped in was "bad."

It doesn't really work: a) how can wax be "bad"? b)if, indeed, the wax is 'bad' then the analogy would be that the people the teacher had sex with were 'bad' too...when what he means rather is that the teacher's actions were bad. c)It's one of those things that sounds as if it's clever but, when examined, turns out not to be very apt at all. (In writing this is known as the writer "trying too hard").
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 9:29:36 AM
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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 11:16:19 AM

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How can a dead person speak?

The bold words are ill-presumed by the cop. There can many other reasons. The dead can be rapist of any close person of the murderer.

Edit:Capturing the right target requires developing
pictures (typo) in new ink.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 1:24:17 PM

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A dead person can't speak, but there's nothing particularly uncommon about someone speaking to a picture of a dead person.

What's really strange is: "… he glanced at the teacher's photo and said:- 'What’d you do to get yourself killed?' he said ". (One "said" too many here!)

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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 4:28:34 PM

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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
How can a dead person speak?

The bold words are ill-presumed by the cop. There can many other reasons. The dead can be rapist of any close person of the murderer.

Edit:Capturing the right target requires developing
pictures (typo) in new ink.


That's assuming the teacher was a rapist, he may have been an adulterer or just having a consensual adult relationship with another person who had a jealous stalker that decided to kill the teacher. The death may have been symbolic of something else, in crime stories some serial killers have strange rituals for various reasons.

There is nothing in the policemans statement that tells us what the scenario is.

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QP
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 11:23:58 PM
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Thank you, everyone. I got it.
Islami
Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 12:47:50 PM
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That's assuming the teacher was a rapist, he may have been an adulterer or just having a consensual adult relationship with another person who had a jealous stalker that decided to kill the teacher. The death may have been symbolic of something else, in crime stories some serial killers have strange rituals for various reasons.


That's assuming the teacher was a rapist, he may have been an adulterer or just having a consensual adult relationship with another person who had a jealous stalker that decided to kill the teacher.


The death may have been symbolic of something else. In crime stories some serial killers have strange rituals for various reasons.IMO


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thar
Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 1:46:01 PM

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I agree it feels a bit of a clumsy metaphor - but 'bad' can mean dangerous, wrong.
In which case 'bad wax' indicates a poor choice of wick-dipping location!
OK, enough with that idiom! UghSilenced
leonAzul
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 4:58:00 AM

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Romany wrote:

To "dip one's wick" is a euphemism (obviously only applied to men) for having sex.

In candle-making a wick is inserted into warm candle wax so the writer is asking if the candle-wax the teacher's wick was dipped in was "bad."

It doesn't really work: a) how can wax be "bad"? b)if, indeed, the wax is 'bad' then the analogy would be that the people the teacher had sex with were 'bad' too...when what he means rather is that the teacher's actions were bad. c)It's one of those things that sounds as if it's clever but, when examined, turns out not to be very apt at all. (In writing this is known as the writer "trying too hard").


In this context I would interpret "bad" as "wrong"; more explicitly, he enjoyed his penis in the wrong place.

"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:59:57 AM

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Then there is always Dan Brown's pun.

"Sincere" is from Latin (via Italian, I think) "sin cere" - without wax.

"Dipped in wax" is the opposite - insincere . . .

“Dip the old wick in a vat of bad wax?” = "engaged in an insincere sexual relationship".

Maybe SHE killed him.


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