Thread: What does this mean?
June 18th, 2008, 10:49 PM #1Game0wn Guest
What does this mean?
I've always wondered what this means.
"You call down the thunder.....and ill reap the whirlwind."
June 18th, 2008, 10:54 PM #2
i think it goes, "You called down the thunder, now reap the whirlwind!" which makes more sense.
for thunder is just noise, or here it signifies that they started the war / battle
and the whirlwind part is more dangerous, signifying that now they are going to get it.
basically its almost the same as "i wont start the fight, but ill finish it."
Last edited by lurkers_lurk; June 18th, 2008 at 10:57 PM.
June 18th, 2008, 10:57 PM #3Game0wn Guest
No look it up.
June 18th, 2008, 10:59 PM #4
did, and its not i'll, its either- now reap ..., or- will reap ...
for "i'll", does not fit at all in this metaphor
June 18th, 2008, 11:00 PM #5Game0wn Guest
June 18th, 2008, 11:36 PM #6
i guess it doesnt matter that much( i tried to find the spoken words, but only got the first part of it ), because it is mostly how you yourself construed it, and which ver. of words that you like, for me i like to have either the word "now" or " "will". because to me, no matter how i look at it, "I'll" doesnt fit.
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June 19th, 2008, 12:46 AM #7Immortal
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June 19th, 2008, 09:12 AM #9
It was originally used by the United States Air Force/Army/Marine corp for there air divisions (helo's, planes, mainly bombing planes)
You call down the thunder = Them coming, the helo/plane is the thunder
Now reap the whirlwind= Fear their airplane/helo.
It was originally taken from the US. Forces.
Siege tank also uses a phrase i think that is from the U.S. Army
June 19th, 2008, 12:10 PM #10
It's not originally from USAF, but they're the ones who popularized it