"Red-Eye Special"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 15 18:07:41 UTC 2014

I first heard this in 1972 or '73.

Since then it's become so common as to be routinely shortened to "the

1963 _Plain Dealer_ (Cleveland) (June 12) 24: Some 15 or 20 of the Centaur
scientists  and engineers board what they have nicknamed the "Red-Eye
Special," which flies them all night and lands them at Cleveland-Hopkins in
time to go to work in the morning.


"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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