Fun Fact December 2, 2021.

So have you ever done something whole hog?  The idiom most likely comes from the butchering of livestock, pigs specifically, meaning to use every thing from snout to tail.  According to phrase dot org, the phrase is American in origin and first started appearing in print in newspapers in 1827.  The earliest example being from the New York paper, The Commercial Advertiser, on December 28, 1827. The use of the phrase became widespread during the United States presidential election of 1828, in which the enthusiastic supporters of Andrew Jackson were called ‘whole hog’ Jacksonites.   Listen to the podcast here;