Some Like It Hot

Jonathon Green slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Tue Jul 31 16:58:25 UTC 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at AOL.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: Some Like It Hot

> In a message dated 7/31/01 8:57:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Bapopik at AOL.COM
> writes:
> > SOME LIKE IT HOT--I don't know what Fred Shapiro has for this phrase,
> it
> > predates the movie.  It's a header in a Clementine Paddleford column,
> > YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 23 November 1938, pg. 14, col. 6.
> I don't have a Mother Goose collection handy, but I do recall
>     Pease porridge hot
>     Pease porridge cold
>     Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old
>     Some like it hot
>     Some like it cold
>     Some like it in the pot, nine days old
Indeed. So if the Oxford Dict. Nursery Rhymes is correct, that makes it
c.1797, when it as collected in _Newsest Christmas Box_.

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