In Reply to: Daft Jimmy posted by Lyn Beach on March 04, 2009 at 11:15:
: What is the origin of 'worse than the murder of daft Jimmy'?
A very limited contribution - it may be Scottish in origin. At http://www.scotland.com/forums/literature-film/12876-some-scottish-poetry.html
one Joan Green recalls the old phrase:
"Whit a commoshum. It wiz wurse thin the murdir o' daft Jimmy."