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Re: Collywobbles?
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2018, 12:43:59 PM »
I love the word collywobbles, although I have only heard it a few times in my life. But it was one of those words that was inutitively understood (for me anyway) in context.

Butterflies I would think is universal, and generally positive although I would describe the feeling before giving a speech etc as butterflies.

Heebie-jeebies, which some have suggested, may have anti-Semitic origins, with the "heebie" being short for Hebrew. May best be avoided.

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Re: Collywobbles?
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2018, 12:56:45 PM »
I haven't seen any evidence that suggests heebie-jeebies has anything other than an innocent origin (comic creator invented the term). Like niggardly, there are those who will see offense where none not only isn't intended, but none actually exists. Those misunderstandings tend to make me want to use those words more, in a weird effort to clear their name, as it were. :) However, ymmv.

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Re: Collywobbles?
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2018, 02:26:46 PM »
They use the word in the first episode of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries.  Here's the trailer for the first season.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aEqGHISwqk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aEqGHISwqk</a>
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Re: Collywobbles?
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2018, 02:38:27 PM »
This.  The heebie-jeebies and butterflies are not the same thing. 

Butterflies in the stomach seems pretty universal.  Or simply saying "she had a fluttery feeling in her stomach."
Fluttery is usually used in romantic encounters.

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Re: Collywobbles?
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2018, 03:10:00 PM »
I thought collywobbles meant cellulite, so that shows what I know.