Antedating? of "like kissing your sister" 1931 (was ...A tie is like kissing your sister)
SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Feb 27 03:01:13 UTC 2004
Barry found the probable sports source of "A tie is like kissing your sister" http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0208C&L=ads-l&P=R3846 from 1954.
But, the phrase was known before that. At least the basic premise, that "kissing your sister" wasn't exactly the "real thing."
Using Newspaperarchive, ....
15 Oct. 1931 _Lime Springs (IA) Sun Herald_ page #=?/3
[an article about the Presbyterian Church]
<<Come to church next Sunday. Do not substitute radio or some similar service for the regular church service. Listening to a radio service is like kissing your sister, it fails to give the proper stimulation.>>
No doubt there's a West Virginia joke there.
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