Query: Origin of "How come?"

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Wed Dec 4 18:21:03 UTC 2002

   I've received a query about the origin of the expression "How
come?" as in "How come nobody thought of calling home?"

    I assume "How come?" arose by shortening from "How does/did it
come about that...?" Or am I missing something here?

Gerald Cohen

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