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Re: Business as usual.

Posted by James Briggs on July 26, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Business as usual. posted by Rude Boy on July 26, 2004

: : I've been trying to track down the origin of this phrase with no luck as of yet - any ideas out there? Thanks...v

: Perhaps it was a remark made by a lady of the night when told to "F-k off!"

: Tat is, after all, the oldest business...

It was a very common sign in bomb damaged shops in Britain in WW2, and used to indicate that, in spite of the damage, they were still open for trade.