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Thread #132499   Message #4067359
Posted By: Donuel
05-Aug-20 - 08:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
After being gob smacked he was whopperjawed.

Much of BS is about the 'price of tea in China'.
The phrase is believed to have begun in 19th century England where the actual price of tea in China was of interest. When someone in the British House of Commons said something others felt was irrelevant, it was met with this saying... meaning, the price of tea in China is a relevant topic, but yours is not.