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]aol.com
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