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It is actually less hot today, but it’s maximum muggy. We went to the beach for some relief, and there wasn’t any. It’s usually very windy there.

I was watching the animated weather radar yesterday, and it was the first time I’ve seen a clear sky suddenly blow up with lightning storms. I know that’s what happens in the heat, I’ve just never witnessed it before.

That was over London, though, and people on Twitter were bitching that it was a spectacular thunder and lightning show, but it never rained.

We didn’t even get the lightning.

“Blow me” is, incidentally, entirely harmless here. It’s short for “blow me down” and I’ve only ever heard old people say it. My mother-in-law says it often and I swear I shall lose it one day when she does.

If you want your own ‘blow me’ mug, knock yourself out.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 13, 2020, 10:31 pm

Is “blimey” a corruption of blow me?

Comment from AliceH
Time: August 14, 2020, 2:22 am

Ooh! Ooh! I know this one.

“Blimey” is a corruption of “Blind me”. “Bloody” is from “By Our Lady”.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 14, 2020, 1:56 pm

And of course “taking the piss” doesn’t mean that at all.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 14, 2020, 6:08 pm

Thanks Alice 🙂

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