Posted by ESC on August 28, 2003
In Reply to: "That's all she wrote" origin? posted by Word Camel on August 28, 2003
: I found this in the archives from the dim and distant past. No one was able to come up with an origin then, but it's been preying on my mind recently because I kept hearing it in the song "One For the Road" recently while drving around in Maine(why is it only possible to find songs from the 70's on the radio when driving around on holiday?). Anyway, I thought it might be worth reprising just in case any newcomers might know.
I don't know of a specific origin. Just, in general, letters used to be a big deal and were read aloud. The reader would end with "that's all she wrote."