1923 "not!"

jester at PANIX.COM jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Apr 19 17:10:15 UTC 2000

It hardly needs stating by now that the interjectional postmodifier
"not!" was common early in this century, but I thought I'd throw
yet another one out there:

1923 E. Lefevre Reminiscences of a Stock Operator 53
My relations with my brokers were friendly enough. Their accounts
and records did not always agree with mine, and the differences
uniformly happened against me. Curious coincidence--not!

Jesse Sheidlower
Oxford English Dictionary
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