Out Like Lottie’s Eye – Conversations with Stella

I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Leave me alone, Lady Human. Uhhh…
Me:  Come on, girl. You gotta go out before it starts raining.
Stella:  No. Just lay here.
Me:  Boy, you sure were fast asleep. You were out like Lottie’s eye.
Stella:  What? Whose eye? An eye out? My eye? Both my eyes are here!
Me:  No, it’s just an old expression. ‘Out like Lottie’s eye’ just means you were so deeply asleep that it was hard to wake you up.
Stella: Who is Lottie? Why is her eye out? Can she open it? What’s going on?
Me: I don’t know any Lotties and I don’t know how that saying came about.
Stella:  Then why say it? Now I’m all worried about Lottie and her eye. And now I’m going to have to watch my eyes even when I’m asleep. Thank you so much, Lady Human, for fouling everything up with your weird old sayings.

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