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QP
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:18:45 PM
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Hi friends,

People is protesting something, they raise up a label saying "YOU CAN'T COMB OVER BIGOTRY."

Does it mean "you can not ignore people who have different opinions"?


Thank you
QP
Andrew Schultz
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:55:39 PM

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QP wrote:
Hi friends,

People is protesting something, they raise up a label saying "YOU CAN'T COMB OVER BIGOTRY."

Does it mean "you can not ignore people who have different opinions"?


Thank you
QP


That is a good guess, but not quite.

A comb-over is a hair style where a man uses his hair elsewhere to cover up a bald spot. Donald Trump does this. One thing about comb-overs is that they are often not really fooling anyone who looks half carefully. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Comb-over

To comb over is to create a comb over hairstyle, or use a comb to move hair over a bald spot.

So the sign is likely saying, Donald Trump's bigotry can be hidden slightly, but it is fooling nobody who looks into things. There's no easy fix to make it disappear. Or even if the worst bigotry hides from immediate sight, it's still there, and it's not fooling anyone.

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QP
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:36:09 PM
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Thank you very much. Got it now.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 7:23:23 AM

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