mind boggles/boggles the mind ?

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 8 15:40:42 UTC 2004

Another straightdope question.  Amazingly modern expression, evidently.  

Is one form more British and the other US?  

I just did a quicky search of Newspaperarchive, and found a 1918 Washington Post story(written by a British correspondent in Paris) for "mind boggles."

The first "boggles the mind" cites show up in 1969-70 US.

Sam Clements

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