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Royal blue blood

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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 07:44 AM
I'm not even going into the whole "secret aliens here on Earth" thing. But RuneSpider had it right in about the third or fourth post. It's just a phrase to denote the rich non working class, It comes from a time when non working, (and therefore pale - showing blue veins), was only for royalty.

This idea was repeated as folklore in the late middle ages, when peasants and royalty alike were sure the gentry actually were a better form of human. The expression at some point was adopted with pride by the royals themselves. The term becoming looser and looser as time went on, to eventually include the mercantile class. (These latter "blue bloods" were often classed as either "pretentious" or "old money." These terms most often used in the US.)

The expression seems to have no alien connection, IMO.

posted on May, 5 2008 @ 07:53 AM

Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
This may have come from is haemophilia in the royal family (yes, there is a blood disease in the royal family's genes) and as such, it is known as "The Royal Disease" which apparently affects male members of the royal family far more than female.

So, what you are suggesting is the Royal Blue Blood may be some kind of a virus?


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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 11:22 PM
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It is insinuated that the guy had affairs with one/all of the maids at his residence.

That's a lot better than one of my ancestors who was completely bat# and thought he was made of glass.

And not just his heart.

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posted on May, 7 2008 @ 06:16 AM

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posted on May, 7 2008 @ 07:10 AM
Blue blood come from the time it was fashionable for nobles to look pale.
Peasants and others would be toiling in the field or weatherworn and their skin would be darker.
Nobility could keep in the shade, quite excessively and remain pale. The veins that show up most in this case would be the deoxygenated blood returning to the heart, hence the term blue blood

It can be traced further back than this though to Spain and the term sangre azul

Robert Lacey explains the genesis of the blue blood concept: "It was the Spaniards who gave the world the notion that an aristocrat's blood is not red but blue. The Spanish nobility started taking shape around the ninth century in classic military fashion, occupying land as warriors on horseback. They were to continue the process for more than five hundred years, clawing back sections of the peninsula from its Moorish occupiers, and a nobleman demonstrated his pedigree by holding up his sword arm to display the filigree of blue-blooded veins beneath his pale skin—proof that his birth had not been contaminated by the dark-skinned enemy. (Robert Lacey, Aristocrats. Little, Brown and Company, 1983, p. 67)

posted on May, 13 2008 @ 07:20 AM
reply to post by Spooky Fox Mulder

Actually it may be literal.

Royal households used silver cutlery and were exposed to high amounts of activated silver ions, which make you turn blue... literally.

Heres an interesting video of a bloke who turned blue:

posted on May, 19 2008 @ 06:04 AM

Originally posted by 44soulslayerHeres an interesting video of a bloke who turned blue:

Oooh poor fella!


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posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 05:53 AM
Ok I have some remote sensing capabilities... and I would like to challenge
anyone who believes humans are lizards (I assume they are not) and humans have blue blood. Royal or Not. God Save the Queen. Any Takers?



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 06:48 AM
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Yes the term blue blood is due to the fact that the royals ate off pure silver all there lives and it got into there bloodstream via eating tiny amounts of the silver,since then it has been turned into some kind of myth.

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