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What is weighed in a manger?

Question #65356. Asked by andian.
Last updated Oct 04 2016.

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Baloo55th
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I didn't think anything was, as a manger is for animals to eat out of (from French 'manger' to eat). One was used in the biblical account of the birth of Jesus as a makeshift safe place for putting the baby, although one wonders what would have happened if the oxen had been feeling hungry. Hence the Christmas hymn that I can't stand, 'Away in a Manger'. (There is a parody version called 'A Weigh in a Bathroom'!)

May 05 2006, 5:33 AM
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Response last updated by MrNobody97 on Oct 04 2016.
May 05 2006, 6:28 AM
SENTENTIA
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A manger is a trough or box (often in a stable) that holds food for animals to eat. It is often associated with Nativity Scenes, where the baby Jesus was laid in a manger as a sort of makeshift crib (see Luke 2:7).

A manger translates in French to "une mangeoire." "Manger" is the French verb for "to eat."

link https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/manger

Response last updated by MrNobody97 on Oct 04 2016.
May 05 2006, 7:37 AM
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"Hence the Christmas hymn that I can't stand, 'Away in a Manger'. (There is a parody version called 'A Weigh in a Bathroom'!)"

Do you think that could be the reference to way/weigh away/aweigh that andian is thinking????

May 05 2006, 7:39 AM
helenasykes
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errrr......weigh in a manger, no crib for a bed......

May 05 2006, 9:59 AM
SOTHC
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It is a bit like Judy Garland singing "somewhere over the rainbow weigh a pie"

May 05 2006, 12:44 PM
Brainyblonde
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That has me laughing like the swiss cheese thing did!!!

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 05 2006, 12:51 PM
SOTHC
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I have suffered since I have not had any swiss cheese as I am now classed as Emmental-ly deficient

May 05 2006, 1:05 PM
Brainyblonde
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Now I really have the giggles!!! LOL!!!

May 05 2006, 1:29 PM
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lanfranco
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Sort of like the famous "Round John Virgin."

May 05 2006, 7:24 PM
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Baloo55th
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... and back to 'Harold be thy name' ...

May 07 2006, 10:43 AM
andian
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Nutritionists have concurred that little baby cheeses are the way to solve SOTHC's unlikely cheese deficiency.

May 07 2006, 11:26 PM
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