Antedating? of "like kissing your sister" 1931 (was ...A tie is like kissing your sister)

Sam Clements 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"  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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