Huey's prominence

Bob Peterson bobp at
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."

\bob peterson

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  
> denotes
> 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  
> referenced
> to be colored blue. :)

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