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Re: off topic... what's the meaning of this expression?
Subject:Re: off topic... what's the meaning of this expression? From:Rosemarie R Gaglione <rgaglion -at- FLUTE -dot- AIX -dot- CALPOLY -dot- EDU> Date:Mon, 1 May 1995 19:13:00 -0700
As far as I know, the "vapors" is a swooning spell. The victim of the
swooning spell was usually a "delicate" female of the 19th century. They
could be brought on by news of disaster or by someone saying a naughty word.
Have you ever seen the 'Polaner All Fruit' commercial?? When the guy
calls the stuff 'jelly' the stuffy matron at the end of the table gets a
slight case of the "vapors".
On Mon, 1 May 1995, Kelly Kremin wrote:
> the vapors
> What does it mean? My boss insists it means a swooning spell. I was
> certain I'd learned that the vapors was flatulence.
> Can anyone clear this up? Site a source? Point me in the right
> Sincere apologies for this off topic interruption.
> Send answers (&/or flames, I suppose) to kellyk -at- cyberoptics -dot- com -dot-
> Thank you.
> Kelly M. Kremin
> CyberOptics Corp.
> Minneapolis MN