Date: Sat, 11 Mar 1995 13:40:50 GMT+1200

From: Tim Behrend t.behrend[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AUCKLAND.AC.NZ

Subject: Re: Expletive origin

Date sent: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 13:32:02 -0500

From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM

I'm interested in the origin of the expression, "What in the Sam Hill is going

on around here!?"

Sam Hill was a near-rhyming paraphrastic euphemism for hell, I think.

Tim Behrend

University of Auckland