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Where did the expression WHY I OUGHTER come from?

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Why I oughta, why I oughta, bam, pow, zoom, to the moon, Alice.  To the moon.

Ralph Kramden as performed by Jackie Gleason in the Honeymooners

That's the oldest example I can think of at the moment. 

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So far you were the only one with a response.  I could almost hear the words pouring out of Ralph Kramden.  I loved that show.  But I somehow feel it is someone else.  I was thinking maybe Abbot and Costello.  My husband and I have said that to each on many times (joke of course).

One day I said, We have been saying this old thing forever, where did it come from.  I can even picture John Wayne, who knows.  Why, I oughter...

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I thought of Abbott and Costello, too.  But I wasn't sure.  I think Moe of the Three Stooges might have said it too.  Ralph Kramden was just the only one I was sure of.

It probably was first said in the 19th century, like "Sock it to him" (Laugh In, a 60s show, but Mark Twain used the expression in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court".)  Probably Mark Twain or Ring Lardner used it in a book and comedians picked it up by accident.

Keep thinking, the answer is out there somewhere. 

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Hey maybe it was Rhet Buttler to Scarlet O'Hara standing on the steps of Tara.  That would be funny.  You have been the only one to come up with an answer.

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