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Re: All of a sudden

Posted by ESC on March 26, 2009 at 15:40

In Reply to: All of a sudden posted by Paul McCluskey on March 26, 2009 at 11:50:

: Where does the phrase 'all of a sudden' originate?

We've had a discussion about this before. But we didn't come up with anything conclusive. I think, just a guess, that the phrase has its roots in silent films. Kind of like "Meanwhile, back at the ranch."