[Ads-l] Another country heard from.

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Tue Jan 14 15:12:57 UTC 2020

"Another COUNTY heard from" may be a little older . . . .

From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:38 AM
Subject: Another country heard from.

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This formerly well-known phrase ('That opinion or remark is impudent or
otherwise uncalled-for') isn't in OED.

1883 _Seattle Post-Intelligencer_, in _Daily Astorian_ (Dec.23) 3: Another
Country Heard From.

1904 _Macon Telegraph_ (Apr. 5) 1:   "Another Country Heard From."

1914 _Ft. Worth Star Telegram_ (Dec. 13) 2: Election Slang...."Another
country heard from" originated during the Hayes-Tilden combat [1876] as a
result of the slow returns from contested Southern states.

Etc., etc.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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