Origin of "foot in mouth" statement/cliche
Posted by ESC on April 25, 2000
In Reply to: Origin of "foot in mouth" statement/cliche posted by gtnokes on April 25, 2000
: Hello it is simple I hope
: Does any body know where "foot in mouth"
: Came from?
This is all I could find so far: foot in mouth comes from "foot in mouth disease," a pun on "hoof and mouth disease" and the colloquial saying "put one's foot in one's mouth." From Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G by J.E. Lighter.