Monday, April 15, 2013

You are the Cat's Pajamas

What a whacko saying "You're the cat's pajamas". I tried to enlighten myself this morning.
According to Wikitionary, American cartoonist Tad Dorgan is responsible for coining the phrase.

"In the 1920s the word cat was used as a term to describe the unconventional flappers from the jazz era. This was combined with the word pyjamas (a relatively new fashion in the 1920s to form a phrase used to describe something that is the best at what it does, thus making it highly sought and desirable." 

Mmmm, still a little whacko!

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