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    Question 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    Hi all,
    May I know what this exactly means?



    Thanks.

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    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,
    May I know what this exactly means?



    Thanks.
    It means absolutely nothing to me!

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    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?


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    #4

    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Good find, 5.

    It would have helped if Mehrgan had given us this in post #1.

    Rover

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    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    I found it, without any explanation, in several places before I found that review. I imagine that Mehrgan came across it somewhere, and was unable to track it down.

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    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I found it, without any explanation, in several places before I found that review. I imagine that Mehrgan came across it somewhere, and was unable to track it down.

    Thank you a lot dear fivejedjon. Indeed, I heard it in one of 'My Family' episodes, and tried to find its definition in some pages, but there wasn't any definition. They had all been used in some other context. However, as I'm sort of familiar with the page rules, I always try to find the answer before I put up the question and put you in trouble.


    Once again, many thanks to all respectable posters who patiently reply to our posts.


    Cheers!

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    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    Fair enough, Mehrgan.

    Sorry.


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    #8

    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Fair enough, Mehrgan.

    Sorry.


    Oh, dear Rover_KE! I just explained to ensure you that we don't mean to take advantage of this site. Me, and those like me, have learnt quite a lot of interesting things from you all!

    Wish you great moments, and thanks for the helpful posts!

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    #9

    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    BTW Blimey or gorblimey are supposed to come from God blind me - God blind me if I am telling the truth, though they have lost the religious connotation. I don't hear it used much now.

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    #10

    Re: 'Blinky, blonky, blimey'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Me, and those like me, have learnt quite a lot of interesting things from you all!
    Now that's an interesting sentence. It is clearly grammatically incorrect, as Mehrgan will instantly realise now that I have pointed it out - the subject form should be 'I'. However, I think that with the intervening 'and those like me', very few people would notice this, especially in speech. The lapse is also, I think, partly masked by the fact that the 'me' in 'like me' is correct. It is perhaps further masked by the correctness of the similar People/Those like me have learnt a lot.

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