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Blue-eyed world

Posted by Michael on November 12, 2003

In Reply to: Blue-eyed world posted by ESC on November 12, 2003

: Wonder what the origin of this phrase is:

: BLUE-EYED WORLD - "Whatever in the blue-eyed world gave you the idea that 'National Geographic' readers like artsy, out-of-focus photographs? Josiah Manning, Aurora, Missouri." Irate letter-to-the-editor in National Geographic, October 2003.

: It reminds me of:

: WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS - "What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin' on here?" Taggart, played by Slim Pickens, anachronistically referring to ABC's "Wide World of Sports," hosted by Jim McKay, which premiered in 1961. "Blazing Saddles" .

The French guy may help you out !!!!

Here is what I found in the Merriam-Webster online :

Main Entry: blue-eyed
Pronunciation: 'blü-"Id
Function: adjective
Date: 1610
1 : having blue eyes
2 : performed by whites ; also : WHITE

Could it be just a way of naming White people ? Well, I hope I'm not just making a fool of myself !