Rose Mar 8 @ 1:38pm
Where did the false meaning for "Arrow in the knee" come from?
Who started the lie that caught on about it being nord slang for getting married? Its annoying to see people say that when they have no idea what they are talking about. Any idea?
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MadsDavidNielsen Mar 8 @ 1:42pm 
ok. i am tired of this ♥♥♥♥. Bethesda have even said that it doesnt mean anything. they just put it in as a funny little thing. they wanted the guards and generally the world to be more alive and more exiting for the players to be in. people have been trying to find meaning a place where there just is none.
Charlie Kelly Mar 8 @ 2:33pm 
Probably because it was likened to the old ball and chain.
See the second option:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_and_chain_%28disambiguation%29
Rose Mar 8 @ 2:36pm 
Originally posted by Charlie Kelly:
Probably because it was likened to the old ball and chain.
See the second option:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_and_chain_%28disambiguation%29
Ball and chain is nothing like arrow to the knee.
Charlie Kelly Mar 8 @ 2:44pm 
They're both a hinderance. How are they nothing alike?
Alembrik Mar 8 @ 6:10pm 
An arrow in the knee can be fatal if it severs the popliteal artery. If you survived an arrow in the knee, you’re likely lucky to be alive to talk about it.
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Charlie Kelly Mar 8 @ 6:14pm 
Originally posted by Alembrik:
An arrow in the knee can be fatal if it severs the popliteal artery. If you survived an arrow in the knee, you’re likely lucky to be alive to talk about it.
Reminds me of all the Irish who get kneecapped.
Originally posted by Charlie Kelly:
Originally posted by Alembrik:
An arrow in the knee can be fatal if it severs the popliteal artery. If you survived an arrow in the knee, you’re likely lucky to be alive to talk about it.
Reminds me of all the Irish who get kneecapped.

There's a Blops II joke there as well.
Incunabulum Mar 8 @ 8:59pm 
Dear lord, have you people never heard of memes?

Its an outside-game joke that popped up around the guards, all over Skyrim, constantly telling you, at great length, whether you want them to or not, that they took an arrow to the knee.
Rose Mar 8 @ 9:48pm 
Originally posted by Incunabulum:
Dear lord, have you people never heard of memes?

Its an outside-game joke that popped up around the guards, all over Skyrim, constantly telling you, at great length, whether you want them to or not, that they took an arrow to the knee.
Speaking of memes I had a long argument with someone who thought Doge was pronounced "Doggy" instead of "Doje" I guess it wasn't even an argument since its literally just Doje and it was just me informing him how wrong they were.
Last edited by Rose; Mar 8 @ 9:48pm
Originally posted by Brendyrose:
Originally posted by Incunabulum:
Dear lord, have you people never heard of memes?

Its an outside-game joke that popped up around the guards, all over Skyrim, constantly telling you, at great length, whether you want them to or not, that they took an arrow to the knee.
Speaking of memes I had a long argument with someone who thought Doge was pronounced "Doggy" instead of "Doje" I guess it wasn't even an argument since its literally just Doje and it was just me informing him how wrong they were.

I'm in a similar boat, since I thought it was (best approximation for mine) "D'oh-gay." Not the EXACT way I thought it was said, but close enough.
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similarly Mar 8 @ 11:57pm 
Don't worry, Dosbilliam. Before I studied French and learned about the soft-c, I thought facade was pronounced fay-kade. Hey! That's how it looks, righ?
Klemens von Metternich Mar 9 @ 12:59am 
Originally posted by Incunabulum:
Dear lord, have you people never heard of memes?

Its an outside-game joke that popped up around the guards, all over Skyrim, constantly telling you, at great length, whether you want them to or not, that they took an arrow to the knee.

The OP is referring to the people attempting to explain that line with the myth that "arrow to the knee" was Norse slang for marriage. This is false.
TAek Mar 9 @ 1:01am 
oh, that's not that meaning?
Rose Mar 9 @ 11:24am 
Originally posted by Yetaek:
oh, that's not that meaning?
No not at all it literally means what it means. I'm just wondering if anyone knows who started that retardation.
][G][ The Cure Mar 9 @ 11:27am 
Nobody thought that's what it meant anyway. Nobody that mattered at least (Beth/IL forum goers etc.)
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