Discussion in 'StarCraft Original' started by Game0wn, Jun 18, 2008.
I've always wondered what this means.
"You call down the thunder.....and ill reap the whirlwind."
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."
No look it up.
did, and its not i'll, its either- now reap ..., or- will reap ...
for "i'll", does not fit at all in this metaphor
I looked it up here.
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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i just notice that you are new here.
lurks right....its a metaphor and "i will" doesnt quite fit in if you put "and" before it.
maybe "you called down the thunder, i will reap the whirwind" fits in abit better....but meh..i dno..
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Its definetly a metaphor but from there it depends on the person on how they interpret it. I personally always thought of "The Thunder" as a nuke and "The Whirlwind" as the aftermath of a nuclear strike.
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
It's not originally from USAF, but they're the ones who popularized it
Hmm, I was also told that it was used by Marine Corp Snipers. Idk if that is valid or not, i am talking to a few buddies who are in the service.
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Maybe he should look at Major Willy's thread, you know what i mean
I have many a thread.
I think ace is mad.
As in insane. Also, stop posting here unless you wish to discuss thunder and/or whirlwind reaping.
oh thanks for removing his post...now i look like a complete idiot.
Don't worry, you looked like a complete idiot before that too. Chatting with spam bots is weird y'know.
You could just delete your post btw.
tHey actually made a wiki for sc and sc2!??!?!
lol >_> ^_^<_<
wow but i guess if it exists,it exists..
anyway also WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!
omg? I completley forgot about this, Ace, were you talking about me advertising a site?! x.x
dude, they have a wiki for everythingand anything
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