"Can't get there from here"
Posted by Chuck Gunter on May 17, 2000
In Reply to: "Can't get there from here" posted by Wayne Frankel on May 02, 2000
: Does anyone know the origin of the Yankee phrase "You can't get there from here?" (aka "You can't get theah from heah?). I need an actual citation.
: Thanks for your help,
I can't help with a citation. I've heard it as the punch line to a joke (summarized): A stranger asks locals for directions. After starting to give directions serveral times (each one different) and stopping part way as they got confusing/turned out wrong, the local finally decides "You can't get there from here."