Background behind "Oh, the Humanity!"
October 11, 2013 3:16 PM Subscribe
I am aware that the phrase "Oh, the humanity!" came from Herbert Morrison's reporting on the Hindenburg disaster, but if there are any Mefites who are highly knowledgeable about the language of the 1930s
, what did it actually mean? Was this an accepted use of the word "humanity" at the time?
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