Post by Penny
scrawled in the dust...
Post by Jenny M Benson
My sister has just e-mailed me, asking if I remember my father referring
to (particularly food) stains on one's clothing as "gin bloom" and
wondering where the expression came from. I remember it well, but
Goggling the phrase just brings up hundreds of pages on the Bloom Gin brand.
Does anyrat know the phrase or know its origin?
Not found in any of my slang dictionaries or Brewers.
Brewers would seem very appropriate (well, distillers, but that's
splitting hairs ...); I wonder if Rex (or Kenton?) might know.
Maybe it was one of your father's own invention? We have several in our
family, often initialisms like nacits and poohm.
You _could_ ask the genealogists - they're not bad on history; or APIHNA
might know. (Or AUE/AEU, if you can stand the heat in there.)
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
/Downton Abbey/ presented a version of the past that appealed to anyone who
had ever bought a National Trust tea towel. - Alison Graham, RT 2015/11/7-13