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nice nelly

noun: A person excessively concerned with propriety, modesty, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: A specialized use of the name Nelly, a nickname for Helen or Eleanor. Earliest documented use: 1922.
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ICE NELLY - as in "Whoa Nelly!"

The night was dark the sky was blue
Down the alley the ice wagon flew
It hit a bump and somebody screamed
You shoulda heard just what I seen

___________________________________ Bo Diddley 1957