Posted by ESC on October 21, 2005
In Reply to: Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin posted by Ramona on October 21, 2005
: What does this phrase mean: Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin?
I found a site with several versions of "The Three Little Pigs." http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0124.html#halliwellOne says:
"Then along came the wolf, and said, Little pig, little pig, let me come in.'
'No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.'"
It sounds like an oath to me, along the lines of: "No, by God." A strong "no." Meaning, "It's not going to happen. No way."