"Same Old Same Old"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sat Feb 9 15:35:03 UTC 2008

On Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 10:08:23AM -0500, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> Jesse, does the OED have any citations for the expression "same old same old," and, if so, what is the earliest?  If anyone else has any evidence for this, I would be interested in the earliest citation.

Running out the door now, but I think when we last discussed this,
the earliest anyone had found was in an American Speech article
in 1950 or so. Will check later if no one else can dig it up.

We had had a very long discussion about the possible origin in
"same-oh, same-oh" in an East Asian pidgin.

Jesse Sheidlower

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list