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nice nelly #210461
04/16/13 03:23 PM
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When I saw the preview of the names, I expected Nelly to be nervous nelly, which is a phrase I have always heard and wonder about its origin other than the obvious alliteration. Never even heard nice nelly before.

Re: nice nelly [Re: KarenS] #210462
04/16/13 04:38 PM
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I thought it would be Negative Nelly.

Re: nice nelly [Re: JustCallMe Jobe] #210464
04/16/13 07:19 PM
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Welcome, it's New Nelly to me as I never heard of nice Nelly before.

Re: nice nelly [Re: KarenS] #210468
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Originally Posted By: KarenS
When I saw the preview of the names, I expected Nelly to be nervous nelly, which is a phrase I have always heard and wonder about its origin other than the obvious alliteration. Never even heard nice nelly before.



WELCOME
I've always heard "nervous nelly" too. My grandmother used it
when we fidgeted in church.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: nice nelly [Re: KarenS] #210474
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Nervous Nellie here, too!


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