Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
 
Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
 
     TRAINERS       REQUESTS       GAME REVIEWS       GAME WALLPAPERS       BOARDS
-OR-
  SAVE 25% ON A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP WITH PROMO CODE "CHULIFEPROMO25" -- LIMITED TIME! [ close ] 
 
     
  MESSAGE BOARD LINKS:   SIGNUP    |    BOARDS HOME    |   MY FAVORITE BOARDS    |   NEWEST POSTS    |   MY THREADS  
 
OFF-TOPIC DISCUSSIONS MESSAGE BOARD
 
   
SEARCH BOARDS:  
SEARCH THIS BOARD ONLY  
SEARCH HEADERS ONLY  
 
           
   Page 1 of 1     First Page     Previous Page     Next Page     Last Page  New Topic New Topic    New Poll New Poll    Post Reply Post Reply    Help Help   
 
 MESSAGE BOARDS >> OFF-TOPIC DISCUSSIONS
 "Honest Injun"  
 
 
Current rank: 2 Stars. Next Rank at 1000 Posts.

Send a PM to Dhampy
ELITE
Dhampy
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends
  
User #: 447286
Posts: 652 
Joined: May 14, 2008   
Last visit: Apr 20, 2014
Posted: Feb 27, 2010 8:05:44 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

An idiom which has come to mean that what you say is the truth.

But what's funny is that it's ironic and no one knows it.

The idiom is from Mark Twain novels--and he uses it when the character is saying he's telling the truth but is actually lying.

It's historical origin is in Native American cultures, they didn't recognize any necessity for truthfulness. Pre-Columbian peoples always promised one thing and did another, and no one believed their promise.

But when Euros came, they got a promise from the natives and then the promise didn't come through and they thought they were betrayed, but they didn't understand the nature of native philosophy.

So, when someone says "honest injun" as a way of assuring you that they are telling the truth--call them on it.

*disclaimer: dhampy finds no offense in the word 'injun' because he is one*

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, 'Make us your slaves, but feed us.'

List of CHU'ers on deviantART--SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DEVIANTS!

/--\
[SG]
All times are (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada). Current time is 4:23:52 PM
Return to Off-Topic Discussions Message Board 3052 users online.   2915 guests / 137 members.
 
     
 
 
Trainer Troubleshooting Guide        Cheat Terms and Tutorials        Anti-Virus Notifications        Site Help / FAQ        Submit Cheats        Our Friends and Affiliates        About Us
      Copyright © 2001 - 2014  webworks, LLC  All Rights Reserved    -   DISCLAIMER    -   PRIVACY POLICY    -   TERMS OF SERVICE