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Subject: RE: Prob with Archos fm
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-06-21


> > Blow me? a very very mild expletive often used by my grand mother, and
> > others of that generation, rather like "stone-a- crows".
>
>There are 2 origins of the phrase "blow me". One of them is the "older"
>version, used by grandmothers (and mothers), which is indeed very mild,
>and is actually "blow me down" - a statement of surprise.

Which in itself is a contraction of "you could blow me down with a
feather", to suggest that your state is of being so trace-fixed with awe or
surprise that the breeze created by the movement of a feather would upset
your balance. Remeber this is a Kinesthetic metaphor, don't take it too
literally.

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