Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 10:06:20 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: out-of-pocket
place.' We have quite a few contemporary examples, but nothing earlier than
the late 1960s. So if anyone can come up with an earlier citation, or even
a recollection of the use of the phrase before that, I'd like to see it.
I would be surprised to learn that it didn't exist before the '60s, but
I don't trust my memory enough to swear that I used it or heard it before
then. It "feels" like an expression I've known all my life.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)
born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1943