I think the *Bite me!* business is just about played out, but I wanted to ask
if there was any particular reason why the original request was for a printed
citation--or the date when the expression was first in print. Few of the
responses actually gave a print date and the earliest recollections are about
30 years before the 1977 date given in Lighter. Does the person who began this
thread want to comment on the need for an in-print date?
Incidentally, I first heard it in high school, 1954-1957, and never knew
exactly what it meant, if indeed the guys who used it knew themselves.