"Same Old Same Old"

Philip E. Cleary philipcleary at RCN.COM
Sun Feb 10 03:53:21 UTC 2008

> Good work, Same source gives me a cite ("same-o same-o") from Aug. 20, 1947, but won't let me see it unless I pay.

I did a quick search in the Pacific Stars & Stripes database at
ancestry.com. There was a hit for 8/20/47, but, as far as I can tell, it
was a false positive. The earliest definite hit I found was in the
2/5/52 edition in which a pilot who had served in the Pacific in WW2 and
was then serving in Korea is quoted as saying, "As they say in the Far
East, it's 'sameo-sameo' here in Korea."

Phil Cleary

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