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Colour me shocked

Posted by ESC on November 01, 2003

In Reply to: Colour me shocked posted by Anders on November 01, 2003

: What does it mean? How do you use it?
: Thanks
: Anders

There was a phrase "fad" a few years ago, "Color me..." Here's a explanation from the archives:

"It was being used as long ago as 1969. From the song Calgary written by Ian and Sylvia of Great Speckled Bird;
Color that jet plane going,
Color me gone.

Presumably it comes from the instructions in a children's colouring book and means to give an appropriate colour or description to something or someone...

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