"Whaddya, whaddya" (1992)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Sun Feb 12 03:34:30 UTC 2006

>> Early "Whaddya, whaddya" citations welcome. HDAS? Was this in some movie  (as
>> Google Groups indicates)?
>It's associated with the book _Bonfire of the Vanities_.
>Jesse Sheidlower
Amazon.com's Search Inside the Book feature is helpful . . . . .

_Bonfire of the Vanities_, Tom Wolfe . Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Updated edition (November 1, 1990)  (first book publication 1987, first serial publication in Rolling Stone, 1984)  p. 35

"It was the primordial shrug of the New York streets, the look that said, "Egggh, whaddaya? Whaddaya want from me?"  "

The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, Book 3) by Stephen King on Page 172: Signet (September 1, 2003) (originally published 1991)
" "Hey! Whaddaya-whaddaya?" the driver yelled, but Jake ignored him. "
We're No Angels: A Screenplay (Paperback)
by David Mamet Grove/Atlantic; 1st ed edition (May 1, 1990) (movie released 1989) page 72.
"JIM: Hell, whaddaya, whaddaya, Neddy. We're not going back. "

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