What does blimey mean?

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2011/08/22 15:45:34 (permalink)

What does blimey mean?


What does blimey mean?

I'm thinking it requires crushed ice or something?

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:03:54 (permalink)
    I'm not sure, but I think it's a vegtable.  I think it's a type of bean.  A Blimey Bean, to be exact. 



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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:07:13 (permalink)
    Ohhhh those look good.

    Maybe some butter and a dash of salt.

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:15:11 (permalink)
    I believe it's origins come from 'God blind me.' contracted then to Gaw Blimey then further to just Blimey.

    It's use reflects that too, literally meaning I can't believe what I'm seeing.

    Crikey likewise deriving from 'Christ strike me'.  Again an exclamation of disbelief.

    They come from a time when many common folk were pious and God-fearing.
    post edited by Jonbouy - 2011/08/22 16:17:10

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:15:45 (permalink)
     
    I believe it's a contraction of 'blind me'.

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:22:39 (permalink)
    Man I love blimey beans!

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:33:20 (permalink)
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    I believe it's origins come from 'God blind me.' contracted then to Gaw Blimey then further to just Blimey.

    It's use reflects that too, literally meaning I can't believe what I'm seeing.

    Crikey likewise deriving from 'Christ strike me'.  Again an exclamation of disbelief.

    They come from a time when many common folk were pious and God-fearing.


    Also; 'Strewth' (God's Truth) and 'Lumme' (Lord Love me).



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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 18:23:33 (permalink)
    Blimey can also be substituted here in Blighty with 'Crikey' or 'Yikes'

    Hope this clears things up Mike...


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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 18:32:11 (permalink)
    Still more:
    "zounds" = God's wounds (I think it means the spear stabs)
    "gadzooks" = God's hooks (hands, or nails at crucifixion, depending on whom you ask)

    AFAIK there is no contracted or elided form for "Lord love a duck," which is just as well really.
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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 18:38:49 (permalink)
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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 20:19:02 (permalink)
    It's a drunk's half-sentence.  The full sentence is "Blimey a bleer, will ya mate?"

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 20:21:11 (permalink)
    Meffy


    AFAIK there is no contracted or elided form for "Lord love a duck," which is just as well really.
    Well...
     

     

     

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 23:58:32 (permalink)
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    Ohhhh those look good.

    Maybe some butter and a dash of salt.

    Woot Woot!


    Yeah baby.


    The only way to eat them.


    Well.... smothered in butter to be exact.




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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/23 05:09:20 (permalink)
    We'll just have to see.

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/23 11:28:10 (permalink)
    Blimey=crikey=shazamm!
     
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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/23 15:00:53 (permalink)
    Blind me beans.  Jeez, I just knew vegtables were bad for you.  We need more science on the dangers of plant eating.

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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/24 20:06:46 (permalink)
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    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/24 20:38:38 (permalink)
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    Meffy


    AFAIK there is no contracted or elided form for "Lord love a duck," which is just as well really.
    Well...
     

     

     
    post edited by trimph1 - 2011/08/24 20:40:05

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