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Dear Forum teachers,

I was wondering if you could have a look for me at these two questions when you have got some free time. Many thanks!!



Q1: What does “persuasion” mean in this context? Does it mean “a group adhering a particular system of beliefs”, or “kind / sort” ? http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/persuasion

Q2: I am not sure about meaning of “the ball game” here. Is T-Bag talking about – 1) any game played with a ball. 2) a game of baseball. 3) Or is there a slang meaning for “the ball game” in this context?

T-Bag: Assume that's why you're over here. Few days on the inside, any God-fearing white man realizes the correctional system's got a serious lean toward the African-American persuasion.

Michael: I hadn't noticed.

T-Bag: They got the numbers all right, so they think they do as they please. We got one thing they don't, surprise. We gonna take the ball game to them real soon. It's gonna be nasty for a first-timer like you, but we'll protect you. I'll protect you. All you got to do is... take this pocket right here, and your life'll be all peaches and cream. I walk, you walk with me. Keep you real close, so no one up in here can hurt you.
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of the African-American persuasion = African-American
the ball game = the action/ the competition (i.e. whatever activity is being discussed)
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Mister Micawber.
of the African-American persuasion = African-American
the ball game = the action/ the competition (i.e. whatever activity is being discussed)
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Hello! Mister Micawber,



I get it now! Thank you very much for your help!