Language Log » The "off the cuff" mystery
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Glen Paper Collar Co. During the s, a peculiar clothing fad swept the country. Disposable cotton-based paper collars were introduced to the upper classes as a way of maintaining a fresh, white collar rather than attempting to clean soiled cloth collars.
Some of the first paper collars in the country were manufactured two miles north of Ballston by Lindley Murray Crane, a paper mill owner and holder of three patents. In their first year, the partnership produced 9 million collars.
Soon they occupied the entire building. Inthey built a five-story, foot by foot addition, reportedly constructed in 20 days. They rented the old Waverly Hall for use as a packing station and salesroom.
Shipments of collars increased. This leaves us with four possibilities: Disposable paper cuffs remained in use, at least in certain groups, right up through or so; Movie directors, entertainment journalists, and politicians continued to write on their cuffs long after the cuffs ceased to be disposable; The expression "off the cuff" originated at some point aroundbut managed to avoid appearing in print untiland did not become common until the late s, when the physical basis of the metaphor was long dead; The expression was born when the metaphor was already long dead.
My feeling is that 1 is implausible 2 is silly, 3 is unlikely, and 4 is weird. Update — from W. Flannery, "only a make-believe reporter makes notes on his cuff.
Murray told the manager of the Astor—just in a friendly sort of way y'understand—that it was too bad one of the stage reporters hadn't been told to make a note or two on his cuff.
This suggests that in imagination or in reality, certain sorts of people continued to make notes on their cuffs long after the paper-cuffs fad had faded. Still, I rather doubt that this was a common real-world practice in the period.
Given how popular Chaplin was, this might well explain why the concept and the associated idiom rose to prominence in the ten or fifteen years after the movie was released. In conclusion, as I've learned from the comments, detachable cuffs were used as note pads even when they were not disposable; and the practice of starching the cuffs of white shirts apparently made them suitable for note-taking even when the cuffs were not detachable.
This helps us to bridge the half-century gap between the end of the disposable-cuff fad and the rise of the "off-the-cuff" idiom. Then how do you know?
When you finally get there, where will you go?
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