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Re: "sat a gee"

Posted by R. Berg on August 06, 2003

In Reply to: "Sat a gee" posted by Bob K on August 06, 2003

: Does anyone know the origin of this phrase? It was used by W.S.Gilbert in the Major General's song in Pirates of Penzance.

I believe it was simply a nonsense phrase that Gilbert made up for a far-fetched rhyme with "strategy."