Posted by ESC on September 22, 2003
In Reply to: Re: All in one mash crumbies posted by ESC on September 22, 2003
: : this is a term describing chicken feed used in Oklahoma in the 1950's. it has come to mean "all in one" of "the whole shebang".
: Interesting! I've never heard that. This evening I'll see if I can find the expression in my Dictionary of Regional English.
I couldn't find it in "Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms: Local Expressions from Coast to Coast" by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, 2000) or "Dictionary of American Regional English," Volume 1 by Frederic G. Cassidy (1985, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, England).
Do you have more details on when and where you first heard it?