There must be something in the water
May 5, 2010 5:53 PM Subscribe
Does the phrase "there must be something in the water" predate The Stepford Wives
posted by donajo to Writing & Language (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's a commonly used phrase, but where did it come from? In the 1975 film version of The Stepford Wives, the main character, Joanna, notices that all of the women in Stepford are behaving similarly and actually goes to have the water tested. Is this where the phrase originated?