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Sat Jan 28, 2012, 12:17 PM

132. Nope. Try looking up the definition of "burned in effigy". Here are a couple:

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Effigy

...An effigy is a representation of a person, especially in the form of sculpture or some other three-dimensional form.

...An effigy can also be a doll burned in order to dispel undesired spirits or to advocate against a person. The burning is meant as a sign of the participants' shared intent to banish the represented element from their lives. The best known British example is the burning of an effigy made of straw and/or old clothing depicting the 17th century Catholic conspirator, Guy Fawkes. In the past, criminals sentenced to death in absentia might be officially executed "in effigy" as a symbolic act.

Political effigies serve a broadly similar purpose on political demonstrations or annual community rituals such as that held in Lewes, on the south coast of England. In Lewes, models of important or unpopular figures in current affairs are burned on Bonfire Night, formerly alongside an effigy of the Pope.


and

Miriam-Webster: ef·fi·gy
noun \ˈe-fə-jē\
: an image or representation especially of a person; especially : a crude figure representing a hated person
— in effigy
: publicly in the form of an effigy <the football coach was burned in effigy>



So if they had burned an effigy of the President, you would have a point.

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