"What part of no don't you understand?"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 24 13:05:59 UTC 2012

Asked sarcastically.

The effective origin appears to be:

1994 Dennis G. Korby _What Part of No Don't You Understand?: Avoiding and
Defending Against Rape_ (Livonia, Mich.: Koto Press). (Published July 1.)

The GB distribution suggests that the phr. was flourishing by 2000.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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

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