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Re: I didn`t fall of the turnip truck yesterday

Posted by Graham Cambray on February 09, 2009 at 23:22

In Reply to: I didn`t fall of the turnip truck yesterday posted by Gray on February 09, 2009 at 22:46:

: What is the origin of "I didn`t fall of the turnip truck yesterday"?

Just the first three pages of googling "I didn't fall off * yesterday" gives:

I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday
I didn't just fall off the log yesterday
I didn't fall off an apple tree yesterday
I didn't fall off a haytruck yesterday
I didn't fall off the tunatruck yesterday
I didn't fall off the banana boat yesterday
I didn't fall off the longship yesterday
I didn't fall off the boat yesterday
I didn't fall off the applecart, yesterday
I didn't fall off the hickory woodpile yesterday
I didn't just fall off a rock yesterday
I didn't fall off a chicken truck yesterday
I didn't fall off the turnip shuttle yesterday

It's what I'd call "friends and relations" once again. "Turnip truck" seems to be the most common version, but the first variant ??? (GC)