Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 16:01:41 +0000 From: Grant Barrett Subject: RE>Meanwhile, back at the ranch... I think it's a paraphrase from Orwell's 1984, which says something along = the lines of "back at the farm".=20 I could be way off, but I don't have the book near, so I'll just throw it= out there. -------------------------------------- From: Kathleen M. O'Neill Meanwhile, back at the ranch... Is anyone else familiar with the above phrase? In my universe, it is fairly popular. But I've been trying, to no avail, to trace its evolution and locate its origin. Can anyone provide me with information on the earliest citation of the above phrase?