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Old 04-20-2007, 11:56 AM
Swallowed My Cellphone is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos
My guess? It's a reference to newborns. The doctor/midwife/nurse/whoever's doing the delivery will give the baby a smack to encourage the lungs to start, and it's also around this time that the baby is named, hence the "call me..." part. So the person using the expression would be saying that he or she was apparently na´ve about something, as a newborn would be.
That's what I was figuring. I think the article that said "Well cut ff my legs and call me Shorty!" confused me.