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That's what she said

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 19, 2009 at 14:20

In Reply to: That's what she said posted by Angie on October 19, 2009 at 09:24:

: What is the origin and meaning of the phrase "That's what she said"?

If pronounced "That's what SHE said!" it is a means to turn a simple phrase into a dirty double entendre. An example given by the Wikipedia is:
'... if one were to say "It's too big to fit in my mouth" upon being served a large sandwich, someone else could say "That's what SHE said," [my emphasis] ...'

One may also find examples in the Urban Dictionary. Go to:'s%20what%20she%20said

Plainly the sentence may also be used in the ordinary way. I don't know how far back the use as a dirty double entendre goes.