Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 09:54:28 PDT

From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Re: "at the end of the day"


The opening words of a song somewhat popular in the thirties and sung as a

theme song fby Dolly Dawn, who fronted a dance band called "The Dawn

Patrol (shades of WWI), which used to perform high atop the Hotel Buffalo

in Buffalo New York in those times are as follows:

"My Cabin of Dreams"-

At the end of the day,

With my heart feeling gay,

I start wending my way

To my cabin of dreams.

I don't know why the use has increased in the nineties, but obviously the phrase

is long embedded in American English.

Tom Creswell--------------Original Message---------------

A Capitol Bureau reporter for the St Petersburg (Florida) Times wants to know

why "at the end of the day" has become a popular spin phrase in politics (and

else where). He has searched leading newspapers and finds more than double

the citations from 1991 to 1994. I said I'd ask around and see what y'all

have to say about it.

I will report back to him, but if any of you care to get in touch directly,

he's Bill Moss and his number is 904-224-7263.

Thanks - Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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