bobp at contracorner.com
Tue Aug 1 12:23:15 CEST 2006
That's a new one on this American, but I don't discount it. It might
have been a regionalism. I've only ever heard it used as a reference
to cussing. In that, "blue" is a metaphor for using vulgar
language. It is also the color used when cussing so foully as to
"turn the air blue."
On Aug 1, 2006, at 6:02 AM, Jonathan H. Gray wrote:
> Saying that something is a "Blue streak" is one of
> those colorful old American phrases (still used actually) which
> somebody who is said to be running off into the distance at
> lightning speed.
> It doesn't at all mean that said character is actually colored or
> to be colored blue. :)
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