Date: Mon, 5 Jun 1995 15:47:54 -0500
From: Shana Walton swalton[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WHALE.ST.USM.EDU
Subject: Re: same old six and seven
I thought "same old six and seven" referred to daily working hours (6a.m.
to 7 p.m.) I've also heard "seven and seven." Another version of an
answer to the question "so how's it going" is "well, it's just can't see
to can't see," which I assumed referred to working from dawn to dark
without meaning anything extraordinary about this, but rather that it's
the same old thing. "Same old same old" is just reinforcement of the
boredom concept by reduplication, isn't it?
Mississippi Oral History Program
University of Southern Mississippi
swalton[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]whale.st.usm.edu