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    Blimme and ketchin

    "Blimme, if I wouldn't 'ave liked ketchin' one o' them 'orses," broke in one of the audience, and his exclamation was followed by a dozen of like nature from the others. Who wouldn't have liked "ketchin' one"?


    Blimme, if I wouldn't 'ave liked ketchin' one o' them 'orses

    Blimme ?? believe me?

    ketchin'?? catching?

    'ave?? have?

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    Re: Blimme and ketchin

    You need to give the source and author of this quotation.

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    Re: Blimme and ketchin

    The Lost Prince, Chapter 4
    Francess Hugdson Burnett

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    Re: Blimme and ketchin

    Quote Originally Posted by candycan View Post
    The Lost Prince, Chapter 4
    Francess Hugdson Burnett
    It's Frances Hodgson Burnett.
    You have correctly understood the meanings of the second and third words. The first one is "Blimey", though. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...english/blimey

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    Re: Blimme and ketchin

    Note that dictionary''s etymological note: 'late 19th century: altered form of (God) blind (or blame) me!' . The suppressed and/or implied 'God' accounts for an apparently meaningless word often prefixed to blimey: 'Gor [or Cor] blimey.'

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    PS Re the 2 ms: another very mild expletive is 'flippin''; yet another is 'bloomin''. I've actually witnessed someone mixing these three words up, and- in an attempt to avoid inappropriately coarse language - say 'blimmin''. That character (I haven't read the book) may have used this - though the possibility of a plain typo seems more likely.
    Last edited by BobK; 02-Dec-2014 at 17:37. Reason: Added PS

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