Date: Mon, 5 Jun 1995 15:47:54 -0500 From: Shana Walton 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? -- Shana Walton Mississippi Oral History Program University of Southern Mississippi swalton[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (601) 266-5606