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Re: "I'm gonna have a fit and fall in it"

Posted by Joel on November 17, 1999

In Reply to: "I'm gonna have a fit and fall in it" posted by Scott on November 05, 1999 : My Gradmother uses this one all of the time when she is flustered.

: Anybody ever hear of this one? Got a source?

: Thanks.

I'll take a guess, but qualify it as just a guess.

It sounds like a play on words involving a rhyme, namely "fit" and "pit." A pit is something you can fall into. And there is no problem understanding the phrase "I'm going to have a fit." I'd guess it just combines an ordinary phrase with a rhyming pun.