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Origins of a phrase

Posted by ESC on July 17, 2000

In Reply to: Origins of a phrase posted by Kay Moxley on July 17, 2000

: I am trying to locate the original use of the phrase "rude, crude, and socially unacceptable" for a library patron. Could anyone help me with this? Help will be much appreciated!

I first heard it in the 1960s in West Virginia, spoken by my teacher, Mrs. Bess Kate Snyder, a memorable character. The phrase, no doubt, has an earlier origin.