In a message dated 9/21/01 9:38:09 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
email@example.com writes:I figured the "A" part is a variation of "aye."
Have you Canadian friends who use the term "eh?" as we might say "yes?"
For what it is worth, I first heard the expression in Navy Boot Camp in San
Diego in November of 1952.
My impression was that it was something new out of the slums of a few major
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