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This week's theme: words formed by contraction.
blimey (BLY-mee) interjection
An expression of surprise, dismay, etc.
[Contraction of "blind me" or "blame me", from "God blind/blame me"; sometimes heard in the form gorblimey or corblimey.]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
Other examples of similar euphemistic contractions, mostly out of use,
"And blimey, if Rupert Grint doesn't storm the barricades of boyishness
to find something emergent, touching and vital in Ron Weasley."
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. -Desiderius Erasmus, humanist and theologian (1466-1536)
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