Date: Wed, 21 Jun 1995 18:34:37 -0500
From: Daniel S Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: ?Katie bar the door. (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 21 Jun 1995 10:28:03 -0500 (EST)
From:ebrunslib[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]shrsys.hslc.org
To: stumpers-list[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU
Subject: ?Katie bar the door.
One of our patrons is looking for the origin of the slang phrase
Katie bar the door. After extensive searching in poetry books, songbooks
and word and phrase books, we have come up with only one reference. That
was in the New Dictionary of American Slang. It gives the meaning of the
phrase and its use by the New York Times and William Kennedy but no dates
and no background. Can anyone help?
An answer directly to my e mail address would be greatly appreciated.
East Brunswick Public Library, New Jersey
ebpl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]hslc.org