Cat’s Pajamas

Ever wonder where the expression “Cat’s Pajamas” came from? I heard a lot of expressions when I was a kid, this being one of them. It sounded so absurd that it must have meant something really great. Whatever.

But who was the first to say it? An early 1900’s cartoonist, named Tad Dorgan, is generally credited with creating, or at least popularizing the phrase. Other expressions of Dorgan that I heard as a kid were: “dumb bell”, “for crying out loud!” and “cheater”.

Well, if that don’t beat all!

Thought for the Day: Butter my butt and call me a biscuit!
Alabama idiom

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