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On the same page

Posted by ESC on November 16, 2008 at 10:57

In Reply to: On the same page posted by Jim Gerl on November 15, 2008 at 19:55:

: What is the origin of the phrase "on the same page?"

I don't know who said it first. But it refers to being on the same page of the hymnal -- singing the same song. When the congregational singing starts in church, there is always somebody who is confused about what page he is supposed to be on -- even though the hymns and page numbers are printed right there on the program.