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    You wouldn't say you were going to blow something up "on" a bomb. My guess is that people forgot what a petard is and confused petard with poleax.

    Stop it. This is hard.

    by angelama on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 11:44:48 AM PDT

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      I always assumed "petard" was a rope, and to be hoisted was to hang yourself with your own rope.  Accidentally, I guess.  Which doesn't make too much sense.


      A comic yet realistic dignity is an extraordinary defense against life's cruel setbacks - David Rakoff

      by Knockbally on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 11:55:37 AM PDT

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