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Posted by ESC on February 03, 2004

In Reply to: YOU COULD USE THAT SEARCH BOX UP THERE posted by Henry on February 03, 2004

: : : By George??? Why George? Who is this George? When, where & why did this saying originate? I feel reasonably confident in suggesting that it sounds 'terrribly Brritish'!!

: : : I often say, by George, I think she's got it, but it's never occurred to me before to ask why we say it.

: Yes, but it depends on the object of the exercise. Is it a purely academic pursuit or the start of a new thread which may be of interest to others as well? We can look at things again!

I don't mind if people ask questions we've already covered. It is very satisfying to know the answer. But that's just me.