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Re: Bli me

Posted by R. Berg on January 26, 2001

In Reply to: Bli me posted by E. Jones on January 26, 2001

: My grandparents, who came from England, use the phrase "Go bi me" and "Bli me" all the time.
: Any ideas on meaing and origin. I never hear it from anyone who came from this side of the pond.

"Cor blimey" and "Gor blimey" came from "God blind me" (if I'm lying, etc.). A rough equivalent in American is "May God strike me dead if . . ." British visitors to this site will no doubt have a more complete explanation-I'm on the west side of the pond too. You might also ask your grandparents.