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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:56 am
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Has anyone ever talked about how Rilo Kiley had a "that's what she said" joke in a song YEARS before it became a thing? I think they should be credited with inventing that joke. Instead of the Office.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:09 am
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I remember my dad saying that back in the early 1980s. He didn't invent it. Neither did Rilo Kiley. Neither did The Office.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:16 am
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Apparently it goes back to Edwardian times in England and was used in literature as far back as the 1920's by Simon Templar in The Saint novels.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:41 pm
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chemicalstress wrote:
Has anyone ever talked about how Rilo Kiley had a "that's what she said" joke in a song YEARS before it became a thing? I think they should be credited with inventing that joke. Instead of the Office.

That's all.


I'm also going with it's been a thing for a long time. My college friends and I were saying it before "The Office" came about, but none of us would ever think we invented it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:29 pm
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I think they are using cliches on purpose, thus it's not ahead of it's time. "in bed" is also a joke you say after fortune cookies.
Good try, though Smile I didn't get it until much later, I always thought it was some serious thing that Morgan had said while in bed until my friend pointed out to me that it was funny.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:24 am
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mojo shivers wrote:
Apparently it goes back to Edwardian times in England and was used in literature as far back as the 1920's by Simon Templar in The Saint novels.


In Britain the phrase is usually "as the actress said to the bishop" or vice versa. I think "that's what she said" is more of a US derivation.

We use it all the time, it's hilarious.... honest!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:06 am
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Oldnathan wrote:


In Britain the phrase is usually "as the actress said to the bishop".

We use it all the time, it's hilarious.... honest!


In 30 years living in Britain (25 in Yorkshire, 5 in London) I have never heard that expression... you sure it's not just a north-west thing?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:34 pm
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I was being sarcastic with the "we use it all the time" bit but I was born and lived in the North East for 23 years and was aware of it from when I first discovered smut in general.

If you just type the phrase into Google you'll find many many references to it and Derek Nimmo (the famous Britisk UK comedy TV Cleric) even named a book after it. Try this link for a start: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/12/the-british-equivalent-of-thats-what-she-said/

As the link says David Brent brought it back into the public domain.

Now that you know you should drop it into all of your conversations!
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