July 18, 2004
What's That When It's At Home?
Yeah, I know you are surprised; my grammar sucks and my spelling is atrocious. I'd embarrass myself more if it weren't for spell check, but never mind.
The book is called DEAD RIGHT, by Peter Robinson, a British mystery. Quite good, actually. Anyway, twice I've come across this interesting phrase:
What's That When It's At Home?and it, quite frankly, has me flumoxed.
What does it mean? Anyone know? The origin? etc. etc. It is given as an answer to a question and it doesn't result in an answer or reply. At least that what it seems like to me. I think it is a denial of knowledge or understanding., similar to Don't ask me!
Thanks in advance to those who speak British English.