Where does the phrase "Flippin' Henry" come from?
October 12, 2012 4:02 AM Subscribe
Where does the phrase "Flippin' Henry" come from (to express exasperation)?
posted by chill to Society & Culture (4 answers total)
I used to use this a lot when I was a kid. It was a little idiosyncratic, so it would often make laugh (which encouraged me to use it more). For some reason it just popped into my head, so I Googled it to find out where it comes from, as it's not a saying I can recall anyone else using. The top result (and the only one I could find that addressed its etamology) was a blog post I apparently made 6 years ago asking this same question! Interestingly there's a comment from someone in the same boat who also uses the expression, and a Google search for Flippin/Flipping Henry shows there are *some* more people out there that use it, albeit a very small number (most results are where the name Henry just happens to follow the word flipping).
Any ideas where it comes from? Anyone else use it?