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Re: Hysterical Hannah

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on November 11, 2010 at 13:21

In Reply to: Hysterical Hannah posted by Holly on November 09, 2010 at 16:21:

: Where did the saying 'Hysterical Hannah' come from?

It's just another example of alliteration to personalise an stereotype, on the model of Moaning Minnie, Sexy Sadie, Dirty Dick, and so on. You can never identify the anonymous citizen who first used a popular catchphrase of this kind. (VSD)