Posted by R. Trochlil on June 26, 2003
In Reply to: Eating crackers in bed posted by ESC on June 26, 2003
: : Orgin of phrase: I sure wouldn't throw her out just for eating crackers in bed.
: I couldn't find the origin. I believe it's a country/Southern saying. The way I've heard it is: "I wouldn't kick her/him out of bed for eating crackers." Meaning the person is attractive so annoying habits don't matter. That isn't true, by the way.
I have traced it to the 1950's but no further. My kids claim it originated then. I used it in a novel set in 1862 and they claim it doesn't fit. It sure does fit in the novel though. So....