Joe and Bert, returning from a reunion dinner, climbed on a bus and offered their fares to a fellow passenger.
“I’m not the conductor” came the reply. “I’m a naval officer.”
“Lumme,” said Bert, “we’re on a boat.”
December 8th, 1968
An interjection, being a contraction of ‘(Lord) love me’. Used to express surprise or dismay in circumstances where ‘bloody hell’ or ‘holy fuck’ might not be appropriate.