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Postby Exp. Date, the rat » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:42 am

But the saying, "Is she/he blowing smoke up my/your a$$!/?"

What does blowing smoke up an orifface have to do with fooling people?
In the US we use that above saying meaning pulling the 'wool over ones eyes' or as stated fooling someone.

Anyone know?

I used the term tonight at work and it got me thinking. Been a slow night! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:13 am

Well presumably, to get into such a position where it was possible to blow smoke up someone's a$$, you'd have to do an awful lot of fooling. It's not the sort of thing that happens on an everyday basis. :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:23 am

Never heard of that one before. :)
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:04 am

Wasn't it originally just "blowing smoke", with the "up someone's ass" added later for 'comic' effect? Blowing smoke sounds to me like something you would use to cover your actions.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:07 am

As a scientist Dotsie, I'd have thought you'd have heard of the Tobacco Smoke Enema which quite literally blew smoke up your a$$. :lol:
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Postby kakaze » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:39 pm

The phrase "blowing smoke", meaning to deceive and/or distract, has been around for years. The "up ones ass" part is a fairly new addition. The origin of the "blowing smoke" part is from stage magic, where magicians use smoke to hide their actions or to distract the audience. So if your actions were meant to distract or deceive, you were said to be blowing smoke.
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:44 pm

ive seen a video of somebody blowing smoke rings :shock:
i thought it was like a smoke sreen something like that but i dont know where it originally came from
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:07 pm

Tonyblack wrote:As a scientist Dotsie, I'd have thought you'd have heard of the Tobacco Smoke Enema which quite literally blew smoke up your a$$. :lol:


Some science is just plain wrong!
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:21 pm

Dotsie wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:As a scientist Dotsie, I'd have thought you'd have heard of the Tobacco Smoke Enema which quite literally blew smoke up your a$$. :lol:


Some science is just plain wrong!


I can just imagine it: "Oh my god he's having a heart attack - is there a pipe smoker in the house?" :lol:
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Postby Trish » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:09 pm

Kakaze got it. 'Blowing smoke" is half of "smoke & mirrors" --a trick.
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Postby keith_art » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:01 am

Tonyblack wrote:
Dotsie wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:As a scientist Dotsie, I'd have thought you'd have heard of the Tobacco Smoke Enema which quite literally blew smoke up your a$$. :lol:


Some science is just plain wrong!


I can just imagine it: "Oh my god he's having a heart attack - is there a pipe smoker in the house?" :lol:


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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:12 am

:lol: It doesn't bear thinking about.
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