Posted by ESC on September 17, 2001
In Reply to: Origin of "In a Pigs Eye" posted by M.McAlexander on September 17, 2001
: Looking for information regarding the phrase "In a Pigs Eye" looking for meaning primiarly.
IN A PIG'S EYE - "Never, highly unlikely. Whether the originator of the saying meant that a poor idea was something to put in a pig's eye or that it would look bad to a pig's eye is a matter of speculation. As an expression of scorn the expression was picked up in 1872 by Petroleum V. Nasby (David Locke) in one of his satirical newspaper columns: 'A poetical cotashun.which.wuz, -- 'Kum wun, kim all, this rock shel fly From its firm base - in a pig's eye.'" From "The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).
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