awesome sauce!

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 11 15:07:16 UTC 2014

On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Christopher Philippo wrote:
> On May 11, 2014, at 8:32 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> UrbanDictionary gives two examples (2005, 2006) and a couple of odd clones
>> like "awesome sauce banana peel!"
> Good gravy!  I would have thought "awesome sauce" ten or fifteen years older than
> that, but the oldest sauciers I can find posting on usenet aren't quite that far back:
>> you guys are awesomesauce.
> carmelita cortez. "Re: Shadowy men in a taco bell ad!"
> September 22, 2001 4:12:54 PM UTC-4

This example is the first cite given in the Summer 2011 "Among the New
Words" (linked upthread):


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