Author Topic: Why I love Islam ...  (Read 693 times)

Online Baruch (OP)

Re: Why I love Islam ...
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2017, 12:53:10 PM »
Is THAT where the Aussie "gob-smacked" comes from?  I've always wondered.

Sounds abusive of birds or bird lovers ;-(
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Online Cavebear

Re: Why I love Islam ...
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2017, 01:46:33 PM »
Sounds abusive of birds or bird lovers ;-(

No, really, I was involved in a site with a lot of Aussies and they used the term often.  I got the meaning, but never knew the origin...  Learning are a Good Thing.  ;)
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Online Baruch (OP)

Re: Why I love Islam ...
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2017, 07:01:35 PM »
No, really, I was involved in a site with a lot of Aussies and they used the term often.  I got the meaning, but never knew the origin...  Learning are a Good Thing.  ;)

As I understand the usage ... gobsmacked means ... hitting your own mouth, to cover it, as if in surprise at something embarrassing.  So not an actual X on Y assault.
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Online Cavebear

Re: Why I love Islam ...
« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2017, 08:41:23 AM »
As I understand the usage ... gobsmacked means ... hitting your own mouth, to cover it, as if in surprise at something embarrassing.  So not an actual X on Y assault.

I think the American equivalent is "Slap The Forehead".  The point being something you do to yourself to show great surprise but not aggression.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950