[Ads-l] Right back atcha!

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 16 07:31:17 EDT 2016


PBS _Dinosaur Train_: "Lesley, you look great!" "Right back atcha!"

'And the same to you (usu. in a positive sense).'  Stress on "ATcha."

I first encountered this long ago, but can't recall when. Maybe late '70s?
But maybe much later than that.

I associate it with TV personalities for some reason.


JL



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