Posted by The Wise One on January 03, 2004
In Reply to: As popular as a Pork Pie in a Synagogue posted by Barney on December 31, 2003
: I believe this phrase has been in use for at least 50 years in the UK - but when and where did it originate?
This phrase is quite widely used and well understood but it's acquired pariah status insofar as many people will neither use it, nor recognize its use, for fear of standing accused of being anti-Semitic. I suspect it's as old as the pork pie.