Earlier Bad Hair Day

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 24 21:38:34 UTC 2000

Here's an earlier example of "bad hair day":

"Even those who emerge from the sea to casually braid their shiny wet
vines into a thick coil with a hibiscus on the end also have bad-hair
days."  Houston Chronicle, August 14, 1988

Clearly Mr. Safire's Garry Shandling theory is incorrect.

Fred R. Shapiro                             Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services     TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
  and Lecturer in Legal Research            ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School                             Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro at yale.edu               ISBN 0-19-509547-2

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