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Re: Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery

by agentv (Friar)
on Dec 27, 2003 at 22:38 UTC ( #317235=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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...I could be mistaken, but I believe the phrase originated as a reference to the English Queen. I think it might have been Victoria, but I'm not certain.

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Re: Re: Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Dec 29, 2003 at 16:38 UTC

        I believe the phrase originated as a reference to the English Queen.

    I seem to remember that as well. I also remember one of the British shows (Rumpold of the Bailey?) that shows here in the states on PBS having its main character refer to his wife that way. I started seeing it in other chat contexts as well prior to my being with PM.

    The phrase and its associated abbreviation have gotten around.


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