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#1 As a northern transplant in Dixie, it took a while but I've figured out if you translate "Bless your Heart" into NJ/NY terms you come up with "You're so stupid".
Posted by Dikhed Al Fuqwad 2012-08-26 08:59||
#2 "Bless his heart but he is dumb as rock"
Its the nice way to say he can't help himself he was just born that way.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2012-08-26 11:35||
#3 next up?
"With all due respect..."
Posted by Frank G 2012-08-26 11:52||
Well aren't you just precious!
Or anything _______, precious.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-08-26 13:29||
#5 Maybe he'll use one of Barry's...
"Let me be clear (because you're friggin idiots)..."
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-26 13:36||
#6 What I want to hear is Mitt on election night calling Barry and saying "Y'all come back and see us, ya heah!"
Posted by Matt 2012-08-26 14:53||
#7 As a northern transplant in Dixie, it took a while but I've figured out if you translate "Bless your Heart" into NJ/NY terms you come up with "You're so stupid".
No you don't, and wish people would quit promoting this. I've said this to people who had unexpectedly done something that saved me a lot of trouble, and meant it.
"Bless her heart" is a subtle phrase, and the meaning is all in the delivery.
It may mean she means well, or tries hard. Usually, though, it's meant to suggest that the person cannot cope despite her efforts or intentions. (This is how Romney used it.) Or it could mean that the subject is absolutely hopeless -- not necessarily dumb, but incompetent, clumsy, naive.
Thing is, I don't think I've ever heard this phrase used by a man about a man.
Posted by Angie Schultz 2012-08-26 18:47||
#8 Emasculatory as well?
Posted by Pappy 2012-08-26 20:26||
#9 I have heard it male about male, it is not ever flattering.
Seems I have heard that used, oh about four years ago, back in the heady days of "Stand Up" Joe Biden, or maybe it was around Joe "The Crying Game" Biden.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-26 20:40||
#10 *(that is, regionally here, unless the topic is, say, the preacher or someone of that status. Usually it has a deep breath before and stare off afterwards, or a slow shaking of head when stating, or so dripping with sarcash and stuffed giggle you'd need a loaf a bread to swab it up)
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-26 20:43||
#11 Remember this other part of the context: this is the bible belt, so the one doing the blessing is God. Based on delivery, it is either a suggestion that the subject turn to God for help, or that the subject is so stuipd even God can't fix them.
Posted by Ptah 2012-08-26 21:53||
#12 Yup, and for those whose Church attendence is speckled or not nearly enough, we have a saying, "F#k'm if he can't take a joke."
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-26 22:03||