[Ads-l] Get one's goat

Michael Quinion michael.quinion at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Wed Dec 3 14:15:20 UTC 2014


Thanks to Garson O'Toole for the 1903 citation, to to others for prompting 
me to update my piece about the idiom, which is at bit.ly/1FNUlko . 

In it, I note there a widely circulated joke from the 1880s that uses "get 
my goats", which may have some bearing on the origin of the expression. 
Your comments are welcomed.

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Michael Quinion
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