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Re: Origin? Date of Origin?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 03, 2000

In Reply to: Origin? Date of Origin? posted by Martin Ryanson on February 03, 2000

: Where does the phrase "My Hat Goes off to You" come from, and when did it originate? I haven't been able to find the origin.

In days of old,a gentleman would not leave home without wearing his hat. A gentleman would remove his hat as a form of etiquette. He would remove his hat in the presence of a lady, upon entering someone's home and other certain social situations and gatherings.
The wearing of hats has generally disappeared in our society but the expression has remained as a gesture of good will and civility towards someone.