Posted by ESC on November 12, 2003
In Reply to: Blue-eyed world posted by Michael 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 !
I don't know. It's a curious phrase.