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I would imagine that it originates from Spain and is some sort of reference to bull fighting - but that's me making assumptions rather than anything solid.
I wondered if it might be anything to do with killing the fatted calf?
Quote from: athersgeo on March 17, 2017, 05:36:43 AMI would imagine that it originates from Spain and is some sort of reference to bull fighting - but that's me making assumptions rather than anything solid.I'm guessing that's what it's a reference to, but given we live in South Africa, I would assume it's from a movie or a tv series or a song or a book. But I think it's before my time, so I was wondering if it was a well known reference from a previous generation.
Quote from: Chez Miriam on March 17, 2017, 07:08:37 AMI wondered if it might be anything to do with killing the fatted calf?I'm pretty sure it's about bull fighting. I think #borecore's guess sounds the most likely (an old joke) . It seems like a lost relic of an old pre-internet meme.
OP here. I had a chance to sit down with mum and ask her about it. She says it's just an old jokey phrase. "For you, I kill da bull. For your sister, I kill you!" (it's referencing Spanish bull fighting). It's not from a song or book or anything. She says it's just been around since at least the 70s, but she can't remember where she first heard it. Pre internet meme I guess.
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