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    Filed at 5:09 am under by dcobranchi

    John McCain– no bluenose, he!

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    Comment by
    June 28th, 2008
    at 8:30 pm

    I was a little confused when I saw the bluenose reference. North of the border it refers to someone from my province, Nova Scotia. Ideas about where it comes from range from the bluenose potato we may have grown to the colour of fishermans’ noses at sea. I’m pretty damn sure nobody ever thought of us as a puritanical bunch!

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    June 28th, 2008
    at 8:43 pm

    It was a dig at McCain’s age. “The Bee’s Knees” and “bluenose” are both 1920s slang.