the meaning of life; & brunch

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 8 01:51:22 UTC 2002

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, sagehen wrote:

> John Masefield wrote a book titled / ODTAA/  (meaning one damned thing
> after another), but I don't have a date for it.  I'd tentatively put it
> around 1915.  In any case, the expression would have to have been
> well-enough known by then that it could be expected that it would be
> understood.

And I would definitively date it 1926.

Fred Shapiro

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