Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 23:22:28 -0500
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: "in like flynn"
Does anyone know what "in like flynn" actually means, and/or
where it originated? Here in Athens, we have a local band named In Like
Flynn. So when some guy in a bar told me "You're in like flynn," I
thought it was just a unique version of "Hey baby, what's your sign?".
At the time I didn't really know what he meant; I just figured that maybe
he was suggesting I looked like someone who listened to that band. But
then the other night my Mother used the phrase in our phone
conversation, and I know she doesn't listen to that band!
Linguistic Atlas Project
The University of Georgia
Erroll Flynn, a dashing, popular movie star of the 40's and early 50's was
with a 16 year old named Beverly Aadland. The In Like Flynn refers to his
alleged sexual prowess at seduction. You can read all about it in his
My Wicked, Wicked Ways.
I don't know if I buy his version of how he castrated sheep.
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, Florida