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Re: Open sesame

Posted by Shae on July 12, 2005

In Reply to: Open sesame posted by jakki on July 12, 2005

: Why do we say 'open sesame'? where does it originate from and why do we associate the phrase with magic?

It's from 'Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves,' one of the tales of Arabian Nights. See: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/alibaba.html