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#1 2012-01-19 07:01:52

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 877

'bold upright' for 'bolt upright'

I heard this on the radio, but read it as bowled upright, as if having executed a 360° somersault before regaining an upright stance, like some strangely gifted skittle. No examples of this, unfortunately, but plenty of bolds. Coincidentally, I’ve just discovered that ‘skittle’ is “akin to Old Norse skutill – harpoon, bolt…”.

I betcha Woody Guthrie sat bold upright and smacked his head on his coffin lid …

The Mad Hatter sits bold upright, gives The March Hare a disapproving glare and snarls: “Mustard?! Don’t let’s …

The flat bottom allows her to be beached bold upright for picnics or clamming.

To make people sit bold upright, take notice and get involved, we’re going to have to get the campaign noticed.

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