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Re: Who hit johnny

Posted by ESC on September 22, 2003

In Reply to: 2 phrases posted by john chianese on September 22, 2003

: 1) In the recent 'sausage-gate' where the young lady dressed as an Italian sausage at a Milwaukee Brewers game was knocked over by a player, I thought I heard her refer to the incident as 'a joke in poor favor'. Has anyone ever heard this expression used? Is it regional?
: 2) In the film "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" a reference is made to "who hit johnny" as a term for whisky. Anyone familiar with that phrase origin?

2. I've heard "who shot John" meaning an argument. "Don't start that 'who shot John' at the dinner table." I guess whiskey might help start an argument about who shot John or who hit johnny.