vaccinated with a gramophone needle

vaccinated with a gramophone needle

old-fashioned Disposed to lengthy or endless chatter. A reference to the needle used on a gramophone, a type of early record player, and the needle used to inoculate against infectious disease during vaccination. You'd think he was vaccinated with a gramophone needle from the way he yammers on like that. My mother says I was vaccinated with a gramophone needle, so please stop me if I start rambling.
See also: needle, vaccinate
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Now, I know women love nothing more than a right good blether - you may remember my Aunt Martha, who once had a three-hour conversation with a bowl of alphabet soup - but this mob sounded as though they'd all been vaccinated with a gramophone needle and I could barely hear myself speak.
``My mum used to say that I must have been vaccinated with a gramophone needle at birth.''