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Reply to ""get there firstest with the mostest""

The expression "get there firstest with the mostest" is attributed to a southern general in the American Civil War. The general was a brilliant strategist, but uneducated. That's why his English, as shown in this sentence, is incorrect. What he mean was that it was vital to get to the battle site first, before his enemy, with the most men, more that the number the enemy had.

The phrase stuck in the English language as a colorful one, and is sometimes used today, even though the speaker knows the grammar is incorrect.
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