The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56653 Message #887337
Posted By: Ebbie
10-Feb-03 - 10:54 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Origins: 'I'll get my coat'
Subject: RE: Folklore: Origins: 'I'll get my coat'
Somehow I doubt that the origin of the phrase is recent. I remember the phrase: Here's your hat/coat- what's your hurry? from way back. I don't remember when I first heard this 'new' one but it seems to me that it may derive from the earlier one.