Posted by SR on February 23, 2005
In Reply to: "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." posted by ESC on February 22, 2005
: : Can any one tell me the meaning and origin of "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."?
: : Thanks
: : Hry
: It's from a movie, All About Eve .
: Margo Channing (Bette Davis): Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night
: She said it at the beginning of a party. There were a lot of undercurrents. A lot going on between people at the party.
Passengers on airplanes are often instructed to "fasten your seatbelts" when the ride and conditions are about to get a wee bit bumpy. As ESC said, Bette Davis was forecasting a little turbulence at the party. SR