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Casualties of War: "Having kittens"

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:32 pm
by Samfan
Well, now I know what Foyle means when he tells Milner, Brookie, and Sam that "The AC will be having kitten by now" (or something like that) before leaving for the hotel to speak to the AC. Here's explanations of many British animal idioms:




-I'd really like to get the Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms...

Samfan

Re: Casualties of War: "Having kittens"

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:12 am
by ayresorchids
I grew up in the American South, and "having kittens" is an idiom we often used to describe someone greatly upset by something.

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Re: Casualties of War: "Having kittens"

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:54 am
by mohairMK

Re: Casualties of War: "Having kittens"

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:00 pm
by jewell
I'm just not quite sure these are British idioms - or at least, British only.

This Midwesterner has heard and used all of these expressions except the dog's bollocks her whole life.

I suppose I never heard "the dog's bollocks" since it would have been considered too crude for usage.

Is this just an age thing? Do I know them because of the oldsters I have been around? Or do you American youngsters know them also?

J

Re: Casualties of War: "Having kittens"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:17 am
by Sunshine
How about "buggeral," which both Foyle and Andrew use in "The German Woman"? :foyle3:

Re: Casualties of War: "Having kittens"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:28 am
by hazeleyes57