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Re: Origin of "foot in mouth" statement/cliche

Posted by ESC on April 25, 2000

In Reply to: Re: Origin of "foot in mouth" statement/cliche posted by gtnokes on April 25, 2000

: Hello it is simple I hope

: Does any body know where "foot in mouth"
: Came from?

This is all I could find so far: foot in mouth comes from "foot in mouth disease," a pun on "hoof and mouth disease" and the colloquial saying "put one's foot in one's mouth." From "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, A-G" by J.E. Lighter.