Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hi and Lois watch

[Hi and Lois, March 2, 2011.]

Today’s Hi and Lois may be sending dozens of people to their dictionaries, which will confirm that phooey is spelled with “a” ph, or a p and an h. Ditto, you were right.

The Oxford English Dictionary reports that phooey first appeared in print in a caption (for a cartoon perhaps?) in the 1919 Sandusky Star-Journal: “Phooey! That’s old stuff — she told me pers’n’ly that all of them ‘sweet patootie’ letters was forged.”

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comments: 2

Pete said...

Someone with much more time on their hands than myself should really count all of the different artworks the Flagstons have hung on their walls over the years. I'll bet the collection rivals the Louvre in quantity.

Michael Leddy said...

More time than I’ve got too (I think).