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.