Posted by Lotg on October 26, 2003
In Reply to: It was Kalmbach posted by Bob on October 19, 2003
: : : : : What is the origin of this phrase, please?
: : : : It comes from the Mexican dish 'enchilada' and means 'all of it'.
: : : : Troll?
: : : I don't think so. I would agree that it is obvious that the saying came from the Mexican dish. However, I thought that the poster was questioning why the phrase uses that particular dish as opposed to others. Anyone?
: : Someone in the Nixon administration used this phrase on one of the notorious tapes, and it became popular. I forget who exactly.
: It was Herb Kalmbach, talking on the phone to Nixon's assistant John Erlichmann. 3 criminals, among the many in the most corrupt administration in U.S. history. Up until now.
Hmmm, well I don't know about corrupt, but I can't begin to tell you how impressed we apparently simple-Aussies were with the brilliant witticisms offered by the US president on his flying visit.
We learnt that he 'loves democracy', that our prime minister, Arnie and he 'married well', that our prime minister is a 'man of steel', and that he thought Australia would be 'just like Texas'. Oh dear!!!
I hope he wasn't too disappointed. Hell knows we weren't... he was everything we expected him to be (I'm afraid). Is it just me, or is it just that he behaves like this when he's visiting other countries and he's a tad nervous, or is he always this dopey?
And that security!!! What a treat that was. Do these guys get confused between reality and the movies?
Sorry folks if he's your favourite president, but I have to say, he doesn't present well when visiting other countries, well our country anyway. And I'd say by the responses I've heard to date here, that I am by no means in the minority.