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Nope, but I have the original source...

Posted by Word Camel on April 29, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Blowing smoke revisited posted by ESC on April 29, 2003

: : I came across the word, "insufflation" in my The Word Museum (the book I raved about a few weeks ago) and it reminded me of the "Don't blow smoke up my ass" discussion. It means "the act of blowing gas or vapour into a cavity of the body, as when tobacco smoke is injected into the rectum." So perhaps the expression hasn't always been as figurative as it is today.

: Does it say why that was done?

So I was thinking I might check it out when I got to the library this week. Obsessive? Me?