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In a similar vein

Posted by Smokey Stover on May 09, 2006

In Reply to: In a similar vein posted by Bob on May 08, 2006

: : Okay, curiosity: the phrase "in a similar vein" Origins? Have seen it 'vain,' 'vane,' and 'vein'

: It's vein all right. Thoughts and conversations flow as blood flows, along a path. Does "Mad" magazine still exist? Their motto was "Humor in a Jugular Vein."

It does. SS