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how do u like them apples?

 
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darren



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: how do u like them apples? Reply with quote

Hi all. I got a question about this idiom. I think someone says it to booast what he/she has just done. I'd appreciate if anyone can tell me the origin of this idiom, as in why apples?

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emile



Joined: 31 May 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Darren

You're right about the meaning. As for the origin, who knows, but my imagination tells me that it originated from a farmer - an apple farmer - an apple farmer from Texas (hence 'them apples' instead of those apples).

Does that sound about right?








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