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.
- Rude, crude... ESC 07/18/00