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Re: Colour me shocked

Posted by Anders on November 01, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Colour me shocked posted by ESC on November 01, 2003

: : What does it mean? How do you use it?
: : Thanks
: : Anders

: There was a phrase "fad" a few years ago, "Color me..." Here's a explanation from the archives:

: "It was being used as long ago as 1969. From the song Calgary written by Ian and Sylvia of Great Speckled Bird;
: Color that jet plane going,
: Color me gone.

: Presumably it comes from the instructions in a children's colouring book and means to give an appropriate colour or description to something or someone...

Thanks, ESC, I never would have guessed. What origin! Colour me surprised. :-)