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Re: Daft Jimmy

Posted by Graham Cambray on March 04, 2009 at 14:15

In Reply to: Daft Jimmy posted by Lyn Beach on March 04, 2009 at 11:15:

: What is the origin of 'worse than the murder of daft Jimmy'?

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A very limited contribution - it may be Scottish in origin. At http://www.scotland.com/forums/literature-film/12876-some-scottish-poetry.html
one Joan Green recalls the old phrase:
"Whit a commoshum. It wiz wurse thin the murdir o' daft Jimmy."
(GC)