The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153983   Message #3613607
Posted By: pdq
29-Mar-14 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Thanx 4 the Russian Nuke War, Mr. Obama
Subject: RE: BS: Thanx 4 the Russian Nuke War, Mr. Obama
In 1913, Edith Wharton published something with the phrase "white of you".

Eventually, that eveolved into the catch phrase "that's mighty white of you".

The statement has Christian conotations with purity of sole being white.

Born Edith Newbold Jones, Miss Wharton is also credited with the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses".