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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Blighty (BLY-tee) noun, also blighty
1. England as one's home.
[From Hindi vilayati (foreign, European), from vilayet (foreign country), from Arabic wilaya (province).]
"The irony of his (Mick Jagger's) knighthood is that it suggests the
strutting, posturing rock rebel is, after all, just another product
of the post-war bourgeoisie who secretly craves the respect of the
Establishment -- respect that a title, in status-conscious Blighty,
guarantees. Membership of one of London's famously stuffy old gentleman's
clubs can be expected to follow."
"Parents in Blighty have complained a TV ad showing electric eels
slithering out of taps and toilets is making their kids afraid to go
to the bathroom."
This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim. -James Reston, journalist (1909-1995)