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No Way, Jose!

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What’s the source of the phrase “No way, Jose”? And who in the world is Jose? Grant says the expression doesn’t show up in print until 1973, contrary to the oft-repeated story that it appeared in The Village Voice during the 1960s. The phrase “No way” was often used then; the name Jose was likely tacked on just because it rhymes. This is part of a complete episode.

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