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Hi,

Came across something. I'm guessing it's wordplay, but I'm not sure,
so that's why I'm being hereEmotion: smile

Imagine Kuweit 1991, a platoon of soldiers in the desert, captain talkin' with a guide:

So why don't we just go directly in. Right up this route, straight in.

Yes, well, I see the captain
enjoys the road less traveled.

No, the captain enjoys
not going down the highway,
dragging his *** so every Tom, ***
and Qaddafi can take a whack at it.

It's very bad here. It's bad here, it's still bad here.
And I've heard it's bad
right down here.

Bad everywhere, huh?

Yeah

MINES?

TRICKY. SWEDISH-MADE (Pronounced /myd/ (like my)

The man didn't say anything
about mines to me.

What are they talkin' about?
Caves or things that explode?
And how about the phrases I emphasized?

Thanks.

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Given the context, I'd say the "mines" here are the devices that explode...
Made in Sweden ( a country famous for its steel), and here the "maYd" must come from the specific accent of the person who's speaking/singing.
And yes mines are tricky, hard to handle, you never know when they may explode...
The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Now a fairly common quotation.

MrP
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It's a VERY interesting poem, MrP, I think I'll keep it, along with the quote...
Yet, I must be quite thick here, but i don't understand the relationship with the mines?
So why don't we just go directly in. Right up this route, straight in.

Yes, well, I see the captain
enjoys the road less traveled.

I suppose the guide wants to take the main road, but the cautious captain prefers a more discreet route. But the discreet route appears to be mined.

Though it's difficult to tell without more context!

(There's nothing worse than a Frost-quoting guide. I suppose at least it wasn't 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.)

MrP
Yes, but HERE YOU' RE IN A MINEFIELD, not in the source ot "road less traveled"... !
By the way, it's interesting to see that the title of the poem is "the road not taken", as if Frost was talking ot the OTHER road, the one he has not taken.
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MR P!!!
I think you should contemplate posting these in "Poetry"...Emotion: smile
Je vais au coin... Emotion: sad
Au petit coin ?
LOL!
But I'm grateful, I wouldn't have come upon this poem otherwise, and I like it...
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