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As Time Goes By... Robert Sheridan bobsheridan On 01/06/2000 11:25:00 PM, DBLIVIT wrote:

>BTW: I wonder if that's where
>the expression: "He (you,
>they, I) missed the boat" came

No doubt. Makes me think of a youngster in the ferry terminal on the way to school who misses the boat when he loses time trying to pick 'em all up after dropping his bag of marbles, then explains his lateness to his teacher, who replies:

"Let me get this straight: You missed the boat because you lost all your marbles?"

Hence the reasonable-to-suppose StatNisland origin of not one but two colorful additions to the expressiveness of the langwidge.


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