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Bloody Norah...and other phrases

RobM

55 years as a supporter!⭐
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8/10, but I guessed two of them.

This from Wikwotsit;

"Bloody Norah was originally called Norah and the maid for the wealthy Duke Wodingtonshire in the 17th century. She earned the name Bloody Norah after she killed a servant of the duke with a stick of celery. When the Duke caught her repeatedly slapping the bloody corpse with the stick of celery he shouted "Oh dear god you''re all bloody, Norah...." and after beating her he banished her to a basement cell for 3 years. When the 3 years was up the Duke set her free but Norah insisted on working for the Duke. Reluctantly the Duke gave her a job cleaning the stables only to find 4 days later she had kill another servant, this time with a kettle. When the Duke found her once again maiming her victim with the dented kettle he cried "oh, bloody Norah" and grabbed a horseshoe in an attempt to kill Norah. After a long struggle Norah escapes and leaving the Battered Duke cussing to himself "Bloody Norah!". The expression came from the Duke himself as would tell the story of Norah to all he knew and would always refer to her as "Bloody Norah".


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