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Thread #100427   Message #2015609
Posted By: Big Jim from Jackson
03-Apr-07 - 06:33 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Regional expressions
Subject: RE: Folklore: Regional expressions
One expression that moved from construction into common usage in some areas of mid-America is "half a bubble off". The meaning is that something is just not quite right. It appears to have refference to a bubble level. When something is not quite level, the bubble does not fall inside the marks on the level's window. "I believe that fella is about a half a bubble off."