Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 weeks ago

What's the meaning of this sentence "Wisdom delivered through a peashooter"?

English is not my mother language, I was reading, and I didn't understand this sentence: "wisdom delivered through a peashooter. I don't know what's trying to say? The idea, meaning.

"This is why I love John Piper’s new little book Lessons from a Hospital Bed. You may think its chapters are too short to carry any real weight, but they are perfectly pithy: wisdom delivered through a peashooter."

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    Dried peas are small but when blown hard through a peashooter [a toy version of the blowgun or blowpipe], they can really sting. The metaphor is comparing nuggets of wisdom to little "pea-shot"projectiles.

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