What does blimey mean?

Author
unsubscribe
Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
  • Total Posts : 30984
  • Joined: 2004/07/09 20:02:20
  • Status: offline
2011/08/22 15:45:34 (permalink)

What does blimey mean?


What does blimey mean?

I'm thinking it requires crushed ice or something?

I enjoy using a StudioCat DAW.
#1

17 Replies Related Threads

    UbiquitousBubba
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 8550
    • Joined: 2008/07/09 16:55:12
    • Location: Everywhere Else
    • Status: offline
    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. 



    I don't really know for sure, because I've made it my lifelong practice to avoid having anything to do with such vile beasts.
    #2
    unsubscribe
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 30984
    • Joined: 2004/07/09 20:02:20
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:07:13 (permalink)
    Ohhhh those look good.

    Maybe some butter and a dash of salt.

    I enjoy using a StudioCat DAW.
    #3
    Jonbouy
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 22494
    • Joined: 2008/04/14 13:47:39
    • Location: England's Sunshine South Coast
    • Status: offline
    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

    "We can't do anything to change the world until capitalism crumbles.
    In the meantime we should all go shopping to console ourselves" - Banksy
    #4
    SteveStrummerUK
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 28274
    • Joined: 2006/10/28 10:53:48
    • Location: Worcester, England.
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:15:45 (permalink)
     
    I believe it's a contraction of 'blind me'.

     Music:        The Coffee House BandVeRy MeTaL

     
     
    #5
    bayoubill
    Max Output Level: -3 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 7217
    • Joined: 2009/04/27 06:11:12
    • Location: Louisiana
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:22:39 (permalink)
    Man I love blimey beans!

    My SONGS 
    I PLAY therefore Am
     
    Sonar PLATINUM
    Sonar X-3e           
    Windows 7 Service Pack1
    Dell Studio XPS 435 MT X64
    i7 CPU 2.67 GHz   4 Core
    12 GB ram
          
      
     
    #6
    jamesg1213
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 15236
    • Joined: 2006/04/18 14:42:48
    • Location: SW Scotland
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 16:33:20 (permalink)
    Jonbouy


    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).

    Nettlesmith


    Thrombold's Patented Brisk Weather Pantaloonettes with Inclementometer
    #7
    The Kiosk Project
    Max Output Level: -50 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 2512
    • Joined: 2008/02/18 17:34:48
    • Location: Castlethorpe, UK
    • Status: offline
    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...


    https://soundcloud.com/garry-kiosk
    Sonar Platinum 64-bit: Q6600 8Gb Win7 64-bit: KRK Monitors: ART MPA PRO VLA ii preamp: 3 x 500Gb internal SATA disks: Superior Drummer2: GPO4: Realstrat: Saxlab: Rapture: Dimension Pro: Ozone 4: Edirol SPS-660: PCR-500 MIDI controller: Korg PadKontrol: Fender / Gibson / Yamaha / Ibanez guitars:Guitar Rig 5: Dual 22" Monitors: Mapex Drums, Sabian AAX cymbals: Alesis DM5 Pro Kit: SE Electronics and Shure Mics: Mathmos Lava Lamp (40W)
    #8
    Meffy
    Max Output Level: -79 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 587
    • Joined: 2003/11/22 16:41:23
    • Status: offline
    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.
    #9
    Bub
    Max Output Level: -3.5 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 7197
    • Joined: 2010/10/25 10:22:13
    • Location: Sneaking up behind you!
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 18:38:49 (permalink)
    Meffy
    Naw!! A rainbow pony! I love rainbow ponies!

    "I pulled the head off Elvis, filled Fred up to his pelvis, yaba daba do, the King is gone, and so are you."
    #10
    craigb
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 29503
    • Joined: 2009/01/28 23:13:04
    • Location: The Pacific Northwestshire
    • Status: offline
    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?"

     Craig B. (AKA Mishikakiji!  )  
    #11
    craigb
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 29503
    • Joined: 2009/01/28 23:13:04
    • Location: The Pacific Northwestshire
    • Status: offline
    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...
     

     

     

     Craig B. (AKA Mishikakiji!  )  
    #12
    bapu
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 66181
    • Joined: 2006/11/25 21:23:28
    • Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/22 23:58:32 (permalink)
    mike_mccue


    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.




    McQ, will you have some on movie night?



    My name is Ed but I'm still bapu after all these years.
     
    I play bass because I can't dance.
     
    My Studio
    I am a member of
    The Forum Monkeys,
    Stan Dupp and The Jennifer Tillies,
    The Coffee House Collaborators
    as well as an original member of
    The Coffee House Band.
     
    Personal projects are HERE.
     
    #13
    unsubscribe
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 30984
    • Joined: 2004/07/09 20:02:20
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/23 05:09:20 (permalink)
    We'll just have to see.

    I enjoy using a StudioCat DAW.
    #14
    jbow
    Max Output Level: -9.5 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 6595
    • Joined: 2003/11/26 19:14:18
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/23 11:28:10 (permalink)
    Blimey=crikey=shazamm!
     
    J
    post edited by jbow - 2011/08/23 11:29:38

    Sonar Platinum
    Studiocat Pro 16G RAM (some bells and whistles)
    HP Pavilion dm4 1165-dx (i5)-8G RAM
    Octa-Capture
    KRK Rokit-8s
    MIDI keyboards...
    Control Pad
    mics. 
    I HATE THIS CMPUTER KEYBARD!
    #15
    AT
    Max Output Level: 0 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 9866
    • Joined: 2004/01/09 10:42:46
    • Location: TeXaS
    • Status: offline
    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.

    Eat beef and raise the price on my calves.

    @

    https://soundcloud.com/a-pleasure-dome
    http://www.bnoir-film.com/  
    Praise you Texas where a man
    don't need to lie and apologize
    Thank you Tennessee,
    where your water gets me high.
     
    #16
    Meffy
    Max Output Level: -79 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 587
    • Joined: 2003/11/22 16:41:23
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/24 20:06:46 (permalink)
    Bub


    Meffy
    Naw!! A rainbow pony! I love rainbow ponies!


    We are 20% cooler, and we love you too.
    #17
    trimph1
    Max Output Level: -12 dBFS
    • Total Posts : 6349
    • Joined: 2010/09/07 19:20:06
    • Location: London ON
    • Status: offline
    Re:What does blimey mean? 2011/08/24 20:38:38 (permalink)
    craigb


    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

    The space you have will always be exceeded in direct proportion to the amount of stuff you have...Thornton's Postulate.

    Bushpianos
    #18
    Jump to:
    © 2015 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1