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I see said the blind man as he walked into a lampost expression or saying

Sceptical response to the assertion “I see”

Origin

Unknown, but it appears to be one of a variety of such formulations that people remember from their youths (see Notes)

Collected by

Iliff family – 1960s
Mark’s family growing up

Notes

Other expressions the compilers found in while researching include:
● I see said the blind carpenter as he picked up his hammer and saw
● I see said the blind man to his dumb and deaf wife at the corner of the round table in front of his mute friend
● I see said the blind man as he peed into the wind. It’s all coming back to me now!

All rather baffling…

Submitted: 05/02/2022 by Mark

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