Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 10:06:20 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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] born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1943