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“Bite Me…you know who!”

Submitted for your approval, today's chalk art sighting.

I saw it this afternoon on a sidewalk directly across the street from Comstock Park. Just west of the park.

The doubly colorful message was written in large letters, displayed for the reading pleasure of anyone just east of the sidewalk.

The lettering was pretty precise. I had no trouble reading it from my bike. So it must have been older kids at work.

Or maybe it was created by an adult who is no fan of the way people park when attending the Spokane Symphony's Labor Day concert at Comstock. And perhaps this was a festive pre-holiday tip of the cap.

But I have another question.

When did people start saying “Bite Me”? Did it come from “The Simpsons”? “Mystery Science Theater 3000”?

No, it had to be before that. I remember some of the Cary Grant-like guys I lived with in college saying it.

Are you surprised the expression is still in use?

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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