Confused by a line of a sitcom. I'm watching a old sitcom called The Golden Girls. There's a line I can't understand. When Blanche‘s father came to her house, he saw Sophia and said:"You must be Sophia. It's a pleasure to meet you. Excuse me for staring, ma'am, but I've always felt that the stunning, classical beauty of an Italian woman should be admired like a fine work of art." Sophia:You need boots to listen to this guy. What does Sophia mean?
Jan 24, 2017 2:47 PM
Answers · 3
I'd be interested to hear what other folks say. But my guess would be it's because he's spouting so much "bull" (which is short for "bullsh*t") that you have to wear boots, as you would in a bull's paddock. "Bullsh*t" is a slang term for particularly exaggerated and unrealistic compliments, or just lies or nonsense in general.
January 24, 2017
What they said. Blanche's father says that Sophia is a "stunning, classical beauty" like a work of art. That's a really, really big compliment. It's so extreme that it's false (nice, but false). Someone who speaks like that (so much praise that it isn't true) is said to be spreading or spouting b*s*. Sophia is saying that he's spreading so much, that you need to wear boots or else your feet would be covered in it.
January 24, 2017
Yeah, like Steve said, this is a reference to the amount of bullsh*t that the guy is saying. It is a way of making light of it. We have lots of similar expressions regarding that like "We really had to wade through the bullsh*t after they started talking"
January 24, 2017
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