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Clearly this is a metaphor for something.
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Picture the scene. You make frequent visits to one of your
favourite places, but on several occassions someone has
sneakily stolen your coat without you noticing that it has
You strongly suspect that this person doesn't like the cut of
your cloth, but this is hard to prove - so you decide
your secret device called "A Pocket Lights Now"...
This device is hidden inside one of the pockets on the coat,
and is timed to become active if the coat is removed and
taken away without prior defusing. You leave your coat
unattended, warily but prepared, and then you wait.
end of the evening, and the place is clearing. You have
distracted and your coat has gone again, but not to worry -
calmly press button A on your transmitter and the zip on
coat locks. You then press button B and one of the pockets
begins billowing clouds of orange smoke. You follow the
recording the guilty one's vain attempts to divest themsleves
as they are quickly enveloped. A crowd has now gathered as
you press button C and "The Ride of the Valkyries"
booming from a small but powerful speaker concealed in the
fabric of the jacket.
At this point, you press button A again,
releasing the zip and allowing the guilty one to make their
escape without further embarassment, as you contentedly
retrieve your jacket and anticipate replaying the events
you get home.
Stuff that gets even when stolen
[DrCurry, Feb 21 2006]
Stuff that cries when stolen
[DrCurry, Feb 21 2006]
||Nothing to do with poker, then?
||I think you need one of those coats that cries when stolen, or maybe gets even.
||not a pun - more of a metonymy or even a spoonerism
||And this involves light how? Just put a bomb in your coat pocket. I fail to see how you could be responsible if a thief were to get hurt.
||If someone didn't like the cut of your cloth why would they take a coat?
||What about hats? Some bugger stole my best hat.
||//bugger stole// Is that anything like mink?
||hd - idea not really about a coat - you
need to look little
||wagster - someone stole your hat? then
you need to
deploy the variation "a peak alights now"
||2 Fries - you win the prize for "bugger
||Ah, so the coat is just a metaphor then?
||What if the thief doesn't zip up the jacket?
||You're being too literal. It's not about coats.