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Monday, October 03, 2011

Stuff I've been saying my whole life with no clue...

Seriously, what the heck are smithereens?!

Posted by David Bogner on October 3, 2011 | Permalink

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The active ingredients in cherry cough drops?

Posted by: Raz | Oct 3, 2011 11:43:56 PM

Smithereens are those thing-a-ma-bobs that you can find next to the watchamacallit.

Posted by: Raizy | Oct 4, 2011 2:59:26 AM

You need to read P.W. Joyce's English as We Speak It in Ireland.

Smithereens comes from Gaelic/Irish (smiodar = -in, plus an English -s pluralization). It means "broken fragments after a smash."

Posted by: Maureen | Oct 4, 2011 3:49:53 AM

"Bits."

Posted by: Foxfier | Oct 4, 2011 6:40:49 AM

It is tiny pieces of Smith everywhere.

Posted by: Kiwi Noa | Oct 4, 2011 7:58:20 AM

It is tiny pieces of Smith everywhere.

Posted by: Kiwi Noa | Oct 4, 2011 7:58:20 AM

A guilty pleasure from the late 1980s?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqML7WbOun8

Posted by: Andy Levy-Stevenson | Oct 4, 2011 8:21:56 AM

believe it or not, it's actually a real word. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/blown-to-smithereens.html

Posted by: devonshire | Oct 4, 2011 9:33:53 AM

An Arcoroc glass plate got broken in my kitchen this summer. I looked at it and thought, now I know what smithereens look like.

Posted by: frozenchallah | Oct 4, 2011 2:40:49 PM

It's what you get when a young Irish lass marries Mr. Smith.

Posted by: psachya | Oct 4, 2011 3:24:15 PM

Psachya, that is the comment that rocks.

Posted by: At The Back of the Hill | Oct 4, 2011 11:17:36 PM

Blown up by the Smithereens is really how it should go. They are an ancient order of assassins who killed their foes with bombs.

Posted by: Jack@TheJackB | Oct 5, 2011 7:12:09 AM

Blown up by the Smithereens is really how it should go. They are an ancient order of assassins who killed their foes with bombs.

Posted by: Jack@TheJackB | Oct 5, 2011 7:12:09 AM

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