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Stuck On My Shape

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Illustration of a blue hippopotamus with black text on a white background

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The phrase "everybody's stuck on my shape" is period slang meaning, "everybody thinks I'm attractive!" An 1889 book of humorous songs by James F. Hoey contains lyrics for a song called, "They are all getting stuck on my shape!" The singer goes on to describe various situations where others admire him for his looks. The phrase survived at least into the early 1920s, as it appears in a 1918 play and in a magazine story from 1924.

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