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TURN A BLIND EYE ORIGIN

Saturday November 7th, 2009
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The term used to mean ‘ignore something intentionally’ has important historic significance. When Admiral Nelson was pounding the Spanish at the Battle of Copenhagen on 1801, the commander raised a flag signalling the bombardment to cease. Nelson held his telescope to his blind eye so he couldn’t see the command and subsequently won the battle.
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