>What was the first recorded use of this aphorism meaning senseless
>activity in the face of disaster?
I first heard it in early 1983 (I can remember the circumstances very well). I
too would love to know the first recorded use.....
JNugent231 wrote in message
I remember hearing it in the early 1970s. I would guess it comes from a
political speech or article, perhaps some time in the 60s or even
email copies of any replies would be appreciated.
Greg Resch wrote in message ...
>"D. Michael Heywood" <mike...@teleport.com> writes:
> > What was the first recorded use of this aphorism meaning senseless
> > activity in the face of disaster?
>Here is the Official Answer. (Disregard any conflicting information
>may receive; I was there.)
>Frank Zarb coined the phrase in the summer of 1976
He may well have used the phrase as you describe, but he certainly
didn't coin it then. It was a popular expression at least a few years