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Thread #100427   Message #2013598
Posted By: GUEST,meself
01-Apr-07 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Regional expressions
Subject: RE: Folklore: Regional expressions
By the way, I was surprised by this one: 'In the Forties everything was "copacetic".'

I don't think that appeared in my generation of Candians till the late '70's; I assumed it was new then. It was well-used for about ten years or so then. I see from an on-line dictionary, several sources trace it to the 1910s-20s.

Can anyone tell me why everyone starting using the expression "back in the day" about five or ten years ago?