antedating _six-feet under_

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Wed Nov 20 16:39:42 UTC 2013

In researching _six-feeted_, I came across Berrey & van den Bark (1942)
evidence of _six-feet under_ (meaning "dead").  A little digging found the
following from 1939 in a newspaper cartoon ("Inspector Wade," Chester
[Penn.] Times, Nov. 8, 1939, p 15):

"I'm puttin' you two coppers with the daisies!  Six feet under is your next



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