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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 06:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What does the line "knock me down for a six anytime" mean?

Is he talking about minutes or inches? Or did he mean 69 and forgot the other half? This has bothered me for thirty years..

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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a bastardization of "hit me for six", an idiom that comes from cricket, wherein the batsman gets 6 runs for smashing the ball over the boundary without it hitting the ground.

So to be "hit for six" or, in Freddie's words "knocked down for a six" is to be metaphorically struck very hard or bowled over, to use another cricketing idiom.

Basically.


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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its something to do with Freddie's middle stump.

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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy wrote: It's a bastardization of "hit me for six", an idiom that comes from cricket, wherein the batsman gets 6 runs for smashing the ball over the boundary without it hitting the ground.

So to be "hit for six" or, in Freddie's words "knocked down for a six" is to be metaphorically struck very hard or bowled over, to use another cricketing idiom.

Basically.
Thanks for the explo. I'm sure I'm not the only American who never understood the reference.

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Posted: 29 Oct 11, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mooghead wrote: Its something to do with Freddie's middle stump.


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Posted: 31 Oct 11, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always seen it as amusing proof that Freddie knew nothing about sport. ...well cricket at least.

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Posted: 31 Oct 11, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Bohardy wrote: It's a bastardization of "hit me for six", an idiom that comes from cricket, wherein the batsman gets 6 runs for smashing the ball over the boundary without it hitting the ground.



So to be "hit for six" or, in Freddie's words "knocked down for a six" is to be metaphorically struck very hard or bowled over, to use another cricketing idiom.

Basically.
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"basically" - i disagree. Queen were at a position where they'd finally hit the top of the american market with "the game" - i don't think freddie would've used an idiom that was only applicable to a small (cricket-playing) part of the world market. i also don't think that freddie as an intelligent song-writer would be silly enough to get a phrase or saying so wrong.

therefore, i feel this phrase is about boxing. ie - he'd been hit so hard that it'd take a count of six to get back to his feet


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Posted: 01 Nov 11, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're both wrong.

Freddie was a fan of drinking cheap American beer.  It basically meant that he wanted you to bring a six pack of Schlitz   He was such a lightweight, that a six pack would knock him down every time.

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Posted: 01 Nov 11, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote: You're both wrong.

Freddie was a fan of drinking cheap American beer.  It basically meant that he wanted you to bring a six pack of Schlitz   He was such a lightweight, that a six pack would knock him down every time.


it all makes sense now!! i always thought it was lay me down for a Pabst anytime...  Thanks for clearing that up


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