What's the source of the phrase "and, boy, are my arms tired"?
- Frank MLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
It's the punchline of an old joke: "I just flew in from [wherever] and, boy, are my arms tired." When someone says "I just flew in" it is assumed they mean by airplane, of course. So the joke takes "I just flew in" literally; if one were able to fly by flapping like a bird, ones arms would get tired. I don't know the origin of the joke or who first said it.
- 4 years ago
Maybe Henny Youngman?
- 6 years ago
Bob Hope I believe