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Re: CHAT: sacre bleu!

Date:Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 21:05
Mark J. Reed scripsit:

> Can someone enlighten me to the origin of this phrase? > What's sacred or holy about the color blue?
It's just a euphemism for "sacre Dieu", analogous to "darned" for "damned" in English (though "darned" gets its specific phonemes from "tarnal", a variant of "Eternal"). -- John Cowan Does anybody want any flotsam? / I've gotsam. Does anybody want any jetsam? / I can getsam. --Ogden Nash, No Doctors Today, Thank You


Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>