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Cor Blimey

Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 05, 2000

In Reply to: Cor Blimey posted by Richard Craig on February 05, 2000

: I would like to know what the origin of this phrase is.

You'll often hear a Brit say "cor"! It is another one of those expressions of surprise that we seem to have so many of. It will sometimes be lengthened to "cor blimey" or "cor love a duck", depending on where you are. "Cor blimey" is a variation of "Gawd Blimey" or "Gor Blimey". They are all a corruption of the oath "God Blind Me". Also used in the form "blimey O'Riley".