[Ads-l] Query: "take a knee"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Sat Dec 15 17:43:24 UTC 2018

I've received a query: Why do we say "take

a knee" (e.g. of football players)?  In what way is

a knee "taken"?

Would anyone have an explanation?

Gerald Cohen

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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