[Ads-l] interdating of "Duh!"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 21 22:41:51 UTC 2015


OED (from HDAS): 1943.

1949  _Crusader Rabbit_ (synd.TV series) (Episode 4): Duh! Hey! That's
pretty good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d33B8tcS9_M

At about 2:45.  There were one or two "duhs!" in earlier episodes, but
since  all are crt. 1949, I didn't bother to look back.

BTW, this was the first television series to exert a life-changing effect
on me.
Its creator, Jay Ward, went on to invent Rocky & Bullwinkle.

JL

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

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