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Re: Puncture my vitals

Posted by ESC on May 13, 2008 at 10:00

In Reply to: Puncture my vitals posted by JD on May 13, 2008 at 08:22:

: Puncture my vitals! Does anyone know the etymology of this expression? I've looked extensively and can't find anything on it. It's from P.G. Wodehouse's 1936 book Laughing Gas.

Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: vi·tals
Pronunciation: \ˈvî-təlz\
Function: noun plural
Date: 1607
1 : vital organs (as the heart, liver, lungs, and brain)
2 : essential parts