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By George

Posted by James Briggs on January 18, 2006

In Reply to: By George posted by D N on January 17, 2006

: The phrase "By George I think he's/I've/we'/ve got it" is listed with some rather obscure derivation, but isn't it a line from My Fair Lady?

Some say that it's the modern version of the old battle-cry of English soldiers, most well known in Shakespeare's Henry V where the King shouts: "for Harry, England and St George!"