|Solar Monkey © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio|
Actually, this image has nothing to do with the title. The title is part of a somewhat random thought.
I'll explain. Last night, my 22 year old son and I were talking about something-and he conveyed something incredible in the course of the conversation that astounded me. With which, I replied to him, "Holy Toledo!" He had NEVER heard of that expression and thought it was so funny.
Which got me to thinking. Where the heck did that expression come from? So, I Googled it. The Urban Dictionary offered a pretty good variety of definitions:
"On May 25, 1085 Alfonso VI of Castile kicked the Moors out of Toledo, Spain; after which Toledo became one of the great centers of Christian culture. Hence the nickname "Holy Toledo". It has since evolved into an exclamation exhibiting surprise, probably due to original surprise that a Moor-encrusted place could become Holy.
Which then evolved into this:
Most likely first used in the early 1900s, either refers to a sarcastic remark about Toledo, Ohio or originated from a realistic remark of the Holy city of Toledo, Spain. It is now used as a phrase, by Americans, if something is unbelievable, disturbing, or blows their mind."
They also offered another definition of which I will not post here. It seemed inappropriate and off topic.
About the image: it's a little solar monkey toy from the Dollar store on my dining room table in the afternoon sun. He was 'dancing away' and then the cat knocked him down, so he dances a lot less now. So sad...but, here he is before the 'accident':
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