Light in the Loafers
jmiller at FRANKLINCOLLEGE.EDU
Sun Aug 12 06:36:52 UTC 2001
If my memory is any good at all, I am fairly sure Johnny Carson (who did a
lot to nationalize the phrase, I think) was using it well before '89.
From: Jesse Sheidlower [mailto:jester at PANIX.COM]
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 11:50 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: Light in the Loafers
> Been seeing the phrase "a little light in the loafers" as a euphemism for
> gay lately. Is this new? And how come this phrase?
HDAS has an entry for this, with the earliest for this form being 1989,
though there is a "light on the feet" from 1970 and a "lightfooted" a
bit earlier than that.
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