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Posted by Dhm on May 12, 2004

In Reply to: Druthers posted by Neal E. Sorensen, Jr on May 05, 2004

: I believe that the oridgin of the phrase "If I had my druthers." is from the American comic strip "Lil' Abner" by Al Capp.

I reckon that "druthers" is a contraction of "I'd rather" with a little dialect shift on the vowel. As in the phrase, "I druther have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy."