"Future Ain't What It Used to Be"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Feb 3 23:22:54 UTC 2005

How about "Nostalgia Ain't What it Used to Be"?   Old movie title.


Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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Subject: "Future Ain't What It Used to Be"

Is anyone willing to search ProQuest Historical Newspapers to see if there
are any pre-1977 hits for "the future ain't what it used to be" or "the
future isn't what it used to be"?

Fred Shapiro

Fred R. Shapiro Editor
Associate Librarian for Collections and YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
Access and Lecturer in Legal Research Yale University Press,
Yale Law School forthcoming
e-mail: fred.shapiro at yale.edu http://quotationdictionary.com

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