Posted by R. Berg on August 15, 2002
In Reply to: "Fair To Midland" posted by Jason Junker on August 15, 2002
: Anyone know the origin of the phrase "Fair To Midland"? example: when one asks "How are you doing? - I'm Fair To Midland"
: (if you know and can e-mail it to me - that would be great! - firstname.lastname@example.org)
When people speak without mumbling, they pronounce that expression "Fair to middlin'. "Middlin'"--or "middling" -- means average or medium; in the middle range.