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    comic books question #1

    In the sentence below, what do the bolded words mean?

    Where the heck did you pick up a cornball name like that?

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    Re: comic books question #1

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    In the sentence below, what do the bolded words mean?

    Where the heck did you pick up a cornball name like that?
    Where the heck is an expression of (slight) annoyance (or surprise).

    Cornball (adjective) describes a joke, a film, a story which basically lacks new ideas , or is too often repeated and therefore neither amusing nor interesting , banal, sentimental, corny


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    Re: comic books question #1

    Could "heck" be a euphemism for "hell"?

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    Re: comic books question #1

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Could "heck" be a euphemism for "hell"?
    As far as I know, that's exactly what it is.

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