Posted by Dhm on May 12, 2004
In Reply to: Druthers posted by Neal E. Sorensen, Jr on May 05, 2004
: I believe that the oridgin of the phrase "If I had my druthers." is from the American comic strip "Lil' Abner" by Al Capp.
I reckon that "druthers" is a contraction of "I'd rather" with a little dialect shift on the vowel. As in the phrase, "I druther have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy."