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Re: Don't Be Such a Big Girl's Blouse

Posted by TheFallen on March 04, 2002

In Reply to: Don't Be Such a Big Girl's Blouse posted by Word Camel on March 04, 2002

: This ranks among the strangest expressions I learned in Britain. I would like to know it's origin and a precise explanation of its meaning.

: Word Camel

Origin? I don't have the slightest idea. Meaning? Very similar to the semi-archaic "don't be such a wet blanket"... i.e. don't be such a wimp. It is an insult to be exclusively applied to us men in an effort to shame us into taking some usually ludicrous and reckless action by impugning our frangible male pride - it's such fun being a member of the gender that is so easily malleable.