all up in my kitchen

Ed Keer edkeer at YAHOO.COM
Thu Feb 5 14:32:36 UTC 2004

Is there a connection with baseball? Some of the
baseball afficianados on the list probably know better
than I do, but I've heard "up in the kitchen" to
describe a high, inside fastball.


--- Luanne von Schneidemesser <lvonschn at WISC.EDU>
> Another query I received:
> <Where would one go to find the origin of the phrase
> "all up in my
> kitchen," meaning "prying into my personal matters
> ?"  It appears also to
> contain an element of "provoking me." My sister
> reports having heard this
> in Cleveland, and I can find it in some web
> diaries/blogs, but I've never
> encountered it myself.
>  >
> I'm not familiar with this.  Anyone who can help?
> Thanks.
> Luanne
> Luanne von Schneidemesser
> Dictionary of American Regional English
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> 600 N. Park St., 6129 H.C. White Hall
> Madison WI 53706

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