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Thread #132499   Message #3993514
Posted By: meself
22-May-19 - 09:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Re: "Listen up!". These are among the first words spoken in The Revanant - set in the later 1700s. In fact, the expression has not been traced back to any earlier than 1930s, as far as I know.

Of course, the same movie gave us a fiddler playing Ragtime Annie - which has been traced all the way back to 1923, according to The Fiddler's Companion.