'Learn' As in Biblical 'Know'

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Tue Mar 24 17:42:45 UTC 2009

"learn" in the sense 'teach' has long been common in colloquial speech.
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From: Doug Harris
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I'm not a biblical scholar, but I seem to recall it using the term 'know'  or 'known'
relative to sexual intercourse. I recently saw what I imagined to be a twist on
that concept, in a poem written by a 23-yr-old about a love-gone-bad situation.
The line read 'Two years ago you learned me.' Earlier, she'd spoken of him
fucking her. So the inference in the 'learned' reference is clear.
I don't recall ever seeing that usage before. Is it more common that I imagine it
to be?

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