Posted by Smokey Stover on January 13, 2006
In Reply to: Up the yin yang posted by Steve Vogel on January 11, 2006
: What is the origin of the phrase "Up the yin yang"?
Is there such a phrase? Or did someone just make it up? For yin yang, see the Wikipedia (online) s.v. Yin and yang. I can't really imagine "up the yin yang" being used in any was except as a substitute for "up yours." It would be most appropriate, of course, coming from someone who was tired of high-toned discussions of Asian philosophy, so much so that he said something like, "Stick it up your yin yang." SS