In a startling display of lack of knowledge, Wampler Schmedley, who is a BISON counter from Wyoming…………Writes from his campsite, high in the Ande’s Mountain Range…….Dear Hugh…”What is the origin or origins of the common Phrase,,,”May I Be Excused?”

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From Hughy

.

Howdy Wamp………..

As you know I am one of the

world’s leading expurts on

Phrasioligisitical  anomalies

and the bginnings of stuff like that.

.

So you have come to the right place….

To say the very very least…..

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The Phrase “MAY I BEE EXCUSED”….

Replaced the Frase…

HEY!!!” I’ve Gotta Go to the Bathroom”

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This happend in the fall of 1879 at a

Plumbers Cottillion Ball

at an Antebellum Mansion

at South Carolina’s Eastern Coastal region.

.

Once it happened and word got out….

The rest was history.

.

The only thing that really impeded it

catching on right

away was the simple fact that no one

had bathrooms at the time.

.

It was all outhouses.

And there were no OUT hOUSES

IN HOUSES.

Because that just wouldnt be

linguistically workable.

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Youre welcome.

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