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Re: OT : another language item



On Saturday 14 February 2009 17:47:52 Colin Paul Adams wrote:
> >>>>> "Beartooth" == Beartooth  <Beartooth swva net> writes:
>
>     Beartooth> 	It has been getting common lately for posters here to
>     Beartooth> write "easy peasy" instead of simply "easy." It's one
>     Beartooth> more instance of a common phenomenon, of course, but I
>     Beartooth> do wonder one thing : do all those who use it have a
>     Beartooth> common source (as for instance xkcd) -- or are they
>     Beartooth> just picking it up from one another?
>
> I remember that expression from my youth (c. 40 years ago).
>
> I haven't heard it for a very long time though.
>
Yes, the local children say 'easy-peasy, lemon squeezy'.  I don't remember it 
from my youth, but I do remember it from my daughters' - around the same time 
as yours, I guess.  (Could be related to the washing-up liquid adverts of the 
time?)

Anne

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