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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