Kathy from Jamestown, North Dakota, has long used the phrase flat as a flivver to describe something flat. The term flivver dates back to the early 1900s; it originally referred to something that failed, such as a business or theatrical show. Flivver also came to refer to a junky automobile. The phrase flat as a fritter describes something as flat as a pancake, fritter deriving from an old word that means “to fry.” Flat as a flitter appears to be a variant. This is part of a complete episode.