[Ads-l] Take a knee

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 22 19:27:24 EST 2017


I wrote about the history of "taking a knee" in a post for Language Log
back in September.

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=34671

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 6:45 PM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote:

> I would like to know why NFL players are "taking a knee" all over the media
> instead of "kneeling." I mean, "take is knee" is like: Guy walks into a
> prosthetics shop. The salesman comes over and says, "Welcome, take a seat."
> Guy says, "Already got one, thanks, but I'll take a knee."
> DAD
>
>

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