By my balls, I do swear. (idea)
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Sun Jul 15 2001 at 20:21:24
Do you promise to tell the
, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
By my balls, I do swear.
What?! And get your hands out of your
, the origins of the word
are closely related to that of
(or balls or
for those who weren't forced to take
in school). Some historians believe that the Romans placed their right hands on their
and swore by them before giving a
. This is part of the reasons that
weren't allowed to
in in court. Yes, I will certainly admit to there being controversy over this, but hey - its nice to be able to stick your hands down your
and have some fun in court without being held in
. It is documented
law though that no man could bear witness unless he possessed both
. Whatever the case, testify and testicle are from the same origin, and my certainly do give
, wouldn't you agree consol?
I was under the understanding that this goes back to the
word for '
', the witness being a third party.
That is certainly possible too. There is some mention of it in
, but it is subject to some dispute. "And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand
under my thigh
: And I will make thee swear by the LORD the God of heaven, and the God of the earth" and so on. You can read about it in
if you want. Some scholars use this as evidence of swearing by your balls, others counter that this is swearing by the testicles of the ruler or king. Your honor, do you really want me swearing by the balls of
(if it was a year ago, I'm certain it would have been quite acceptable - I wonder if that is what
! She was never questioned and didn't testify.
(she didn't have the balls?)
Back to the issue at hand - I said
hand. Mr. Turner, will you please get yours out of your
. In the case of the state against Mr. Turner for
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