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Old 06-16-2019, 07:56 AM
Wendell Wagner is offline
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Tammi Terrell writes:

> Once military types from all over the country adopted it, the idiom took off in print:
> most of the sightings from the '60s are in pieces that are in some way related to wars
> in progress (or NASA). (I wrote a piece on this for Comments on Etymology that, in
> part, explores this angle.)

Can you link to this piece or include it in a post or summarize it or whatever?