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Back in my day

Posted by ESC on July 28, 2008 at 21:21

In Reply to: Back in my day posted by John C. on July 28, 2008 at 17:17:

: I would like to know when the phrase 'Back in my day' was thought to have been first used and whom may have used it or in what region it is thought to have originated .

I guess the question is, when did people start using "day" to mean (from Merriam-Webster): a specified time or period : age, in grandfather's day. Often used in plural, the old days, the days of sailing ships.