From: P.L. Cowan Subject: Re: Thats it; Fort Pitt! In article , kla!K_Wells%pid.csd[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SUN.COM writes: > I have an elderly friend (70's) who constantly uses the phrase > "Thats it; Fort Pitt!" as an exclaimation, particularly when > completing crossword puzzles. Would anyone know, or care to > speculate on the origins of this phrase? She was raised in Indiana > and says she picked it up from her parents and has used it since she > was a child. > [deletions] > Do the words simply rhyme, having no historical significance? > Ken Wells There used to be a beer called "Fort Pitt" beer brewed in Pittsburgh. I am pretty sure that the phrase "That's it, Fort Pitt" was their advertising slogan. I am skeptical that it dates back much further than that, but I suppose it's possible. -- Paul Cowan --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please send replies, comments etc. (no flames thank you) to COWAN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ANL.GOV "If anyone disagrees with anything I say, I am quite prepared not only to retract it, but also to deny under oath that I ever said it." Tom Lehrer --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- forwarded message ends here ----- .