Well this is a bit of a weird one but, where did the saying “Crying uncle” come from? It seems really odd and me and my friends have been theorising on the origins, there is a cookie involved and I would much like to know if I won it.
Any ideas anyone?
It’s “Crying ‘Uncle’” meaning acknowledging that the winner is your superior (your ‘Uncle’).
Site: Issue of November 27, 2001
or maybe it’s a reference to a long forgotten joke about a talking bird, of which only the punchline has survived
Hmm…thanks…It seems I didn’t win that cookie after all. (In fact, none of us did).
oh, thanks for the references too!