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In his collection of essays on Spain, Don Fernando, Mr Maugham throws his reader a question, which I am sure that any student familiar with the Spanish language would like to accept the challenge and give it a go:

“‘My eye and Betty Martin’. (Not many people know the Spanish for that)”.

The idiom basically means nonsense, and I read that it is the same as the other expression “all my eye”. There are several attempts at explaining the origin of this saying, which I am not going to reproduce and those who are interested can do a google search.

Any thoughts?

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